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DescriptionJames Meade's diaries relating to his work during World War II in the Economic Section of the Cabinet Office where he worked on estimates of national income and expenditure and also a series of memoranda on post war reconstruction dealing with unemployment, the standard of living and the distribution of income, the form of industrial structure, and the re-establishment of international trade and finance. Meade replaced Lord Robbins as head of the economic section in January 1946.
In September-October 1943 Meade travelled to Washington for discussions regarding the post-war economic order. Including a visit to the USA during 1943 and continued to be active in this area throughout the war.
Also included are details of a later tour of the USA made in 1952.
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