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Title Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000 / edited by David Card, Richard Blundell, and Richard B. Freeman
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 510 pages) : illustrations
Series National Bureau of Economic Research comparative labor markets series
NBER Comparative labor markets series.
Contents What have two decades of British economic reform delivered? / David Card and Richard B. Freeman -- Seeking a premier-league economy : the role of privatization / Richard Green and Jonathan Haskel -- Shared modes of compensation and firm performance : U.K. evidence / Martin J. Conyon and Richard B. Freeman -- Characteristics of foreign-owned firms in British manufacturing / Rachel Griffith and Helen Simpson -- Surprising retreat of union Britain / John Pencavel -- Pension reform and economic performance in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s / Richard Disney, Carl Emmerson, and Sarah Smith -- Labor market reforms and changes in wage inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States / Amanda Gosling and Thomas Lemieux -- Whither poverty in Great Britain and the United States? The determinants of changing poverty and whether work will work / Richard Dickens and David T. Ellwood -- Mobility and joblessness / Paul Gregg, Stephen Machin, and Alan Manning -- Has "in-work" benefit reform helped the labor market? / Richard Blundell and Hilary Hoynes -- Active labor market policies and the British New Deal for the young unemployed in context / John Van Reenen
Summary In the 1980s and 1990s successive United Kingdom governments enacted a series of reforms to establish a more market-oriented economy, closer to the American model and further away from its Western European competitors. Today, the United Kingdom is one of the least regulated economies in the world, marked by transformed welfare and industrial relations systems and broad privatization. Virtually every industry and government program has been affected by the reforms, from hospitals and schools to labor unions and jobless benefit programs. Seeking a Premier Economy focuses on the labor and product
Notes "The papers were presented at a preliminary conference and a final conference at the Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK"--Page ix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject United Kingdom -- Economic conditions -- 1979-1997 -- Congresses.
United Kingdom -- Economic conditions -- 1997- -- Congresses.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1979-1997 -- Congresses.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1997- -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Blundell, Richard.
Card, David E. (David Edward), 1956-
Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry), 1943-
London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
LC no. 2003066282
ISBN 0226092844 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0226092909 (electronic bk.)
9780226092843 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780226092904 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000