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Layard, Richard 1934-

Works: 499 works in 1,201 publications in 3 languages and 16,482 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Redactor, Contributor, Other, Arranger
Classifications: HC244, 338.947
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Most widely held works by Richard Layard
Emerging from Communism lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe ( )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If free markets and private ownership are meant to increase economic opportunity and welfare, why has their introduction been accompanied by such pain in Eastern Europe and Russia? The contributors to this book believe that future reform strategies in any country depend on understanding what has occurred in these emerging economies so far. Issues addressed include inflation, privatization, enterprise restructuring, banking reform and labor market policy, and the role of decentralization in China's growth
What the future holds insights from social science ( )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happiness : lessons from a new science by Richard Layard ( Book )
41 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If we really want to be happier, what should we do differently? First we'd have to understand what conditions generate actual happiness, and then we would bend all our efforts to establish them. That is what this book is about - the causes of happiness and the means we have to affect it." "Until recently there was too little evidence to give good answers on this essential issue, but now, thanks to the integrated insights of psychology, neuroscience, sociology and applied economics, the distinguished economist Richard Layard shows us that we can reach some firm conclusions about the causes of happiness - conclusions that will surprise you. Happiness is an illuminating road map, grounded in hard research, pointing the way to a better, happier life for us all."--BOOK JACKET
Cost-benefit analysis by Richard Layard ( Book )
65 editions published between 1194 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new book of readings cover all the main problems that arise in a typical cost-benefit exercise. It is entirely up-to-date, reflecting the most recent research in the area. Part I covers the main theoretical issues, including shadow pricing, discount rates, and problems of risk, uncertainty, and income distribution. Part II considers the problem of how to ascribe a monetary value to things like safety and physical risk, time, and environmental damages. The third part covers six separate case studies. Actual examples drawn, amongst others, from transport pricing, the allocation of health care, and water vending in developing countries are described
Handbook of labor economics by Orley Ashenfelter ( Book )
37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What factors affect the ways individuals participate in labor markets? "New Developments and Research on Labor Markets" (volume 4B) proposes answers to this and other questions on important topics of public policy. Leading labor economists demonstrate how better data and advanced experiments help them apply economic theory, yielding sharper analyses and conclusions. The combinations of these improved empirical findings with new models enable the authors of these chapters to reveal how labor economists are developing new and innovative ways to measure key parameters and test important hypotheses. Concentrates on empirical research in specific labor markets, including those defined by age, gender, and race Reveals how questions and answers about these markets have changed and how models measure them Documents how conceptual models and empirical work explain important practical issues
Unemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour market by Richard Layard ( Book )
48 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A broad survey of the subject of unemployment. The authors present a general model and much empirical material from Europe and America and explain what has happened to employment levels in the industrialized countries in the 1970s and 1980s
The coming Russian boom : a guide to new markets and politics by Richard Layard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991, Westerners have been speculating about the future of its vast and long-oppressive economy. Politicians, economists, and businesspeople alike have watched with great interest as the new Russia has scrambled to get on its feet. As support for the Communists has waned and waxed, Westerners have worried: Are Russia's troubles merely the growth pains of a rich new market waiting to take off? Or should businessmen and tourists stay away? The bottom line, argue Richard Layard and John Parker, is a healthy and strong one. Democracy and free markets have taken root in Russia for good. The authors offer a soup-to-nuts analysis of the Russian economy, along with its political and social underpinnings, to demonstrate just how successful the reforms have been and what they mean for Western businessmen
Microeconomic theory by Richard Layard ( Book )
29 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East-West migration : the alternatives by Richard Layard ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Performance of the British economy by Rudiger Dornbusch ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modelled on the earlier assessments by the Brooking Institute, this book provides authoritative assessments of the British economy in its various aspects over the last 15 years. The book is intended for students and researchers in economic policy and policy-makers
The Fight against unemployment : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European [Policy] Studies by Richard Layard ( Book )
17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unemployment crisis by Richard Layard ( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a fully revised and updated version of the author's undergraduate textbook on unemployment, previously titled "Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market". The authors question the inevitability of present levels of unemployment in the Western world
Postwar economic reconstruction and lessons for the East today by Rudiger Dornbusch ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to beat unemployment by Richard Layard ( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many people think nothing can be done to reduce unemployment; this book, by a leading expert, disagrees. The author shows how unemployment can be cut and explains why it has risen
The Causes of unemployment ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restoring Europe's prosperity : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European Policy Studies ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing the economic system in Russia ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manpower and educational development in India, 1961-1986 by Tyrrell Burgess ( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rise in unemployment by Charles R Bean ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tackling inequality by Richard Layard ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two most obvious ways of tackling inequality are through education and by redistributing cash. But in each case we need to weigh up the gain in equality against any loss of efficiency which may result. Layard shows how to do this. He focuses on lifetime incomes as the natural basis for thinking about inequality, and shows how lifetime incomes are affected by education. Viewed in the context of lifetime rather than annual income, education is a more powerful tool when compared with cash redistribution
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Alternative Names
Grenville Layard, Peter R. 1934-
Grenville Layard, Peter Richard 1934-
Layard, P. R. 1934-
Layard, P.R.G
Layard, P. R. G. 1934-
Layard, P. R. G. (P. Richard G.)
Layard, P. R. G. (P. Richard G.), 1934-
Layard, P. Richard G.
Layard, P. Richard G., 1934-
Layard, Peter R. 1934-
Layard, Peter Richard G. 1934-
Layard, Peter Richard Grenville, 1934-
Layard, R., 1934-
Layard, R. (Richard)
Layard, R. (Richard), 1934-
Layard, Richard
Layard, Richard, 1934-
Layard, Richard G.
Lėjard, Ričard 1934-
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