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Layard, Richard 1934-

Works: 516 works in 1,255 publications in 9 languages and 16,946 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Arranger, ed, Honoree
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 ( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,011 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 ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happiness : lessons from a new science by Richard Layard( Book )
57 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,359 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 )
71 editions published between 1194 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 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 )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Handbook brings together a systematic review of the research topics, empirical findings, and methods that comprise modern labor economics. It serves as an introduction to what has been done in this field, while at the same time indicating possible future trends which will be important in both spheres of public and private decision-making. Part I is concerned with the classic topics of labor supply and demand, the size and nature of the elasticities between the two, and their impact on the wage structure. This analysis touches on two fundamental questions: what are the sources of income inequality, and what are the disincentive effects of attempts to produce a more equal income distribution ? The papers in Part II proceed from the common observation that the dissimilarity in worker skills and employer demands often tempers the outcomes that would be expected in frictionless labor markets. And the last section of the Handbook deals explicitly with the role of institutional structures (e.g. trade unions) that now form an important part of modern labor economics
Unemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour market by Richard Layard( Book )
55 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 882 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 )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 784 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 )
30 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East-West migration : the alternatives by Richard Layard( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This sequel to Reform in Eastern Europe reports on one of the most pressing issues for countries with economies in transition and for their neighbors. The economic migration of Eastern Europeans to the West looms as potentially one of the great population movement of modern times; the authors clearly delineate the scope of the migration and the possible course it may take. They argue that substantial Eastern immigration cannot be averted but that free trade and capital flows should be able to stabilize the situation in the long run." "As economists who have been deeply involved in the recent upheavals in the East, the authors are in a position to take a well-informed stance on the economic and social dislocations that are occurring. They look at migration statistics from previous eras to predict both the level of migration from Eastern Europe and its long-run and short-run effects on the countries involved. For the short run they recommend that western Europe begin to admit primary migrants and that the US increase its immigration quotas. They conclude with a detailed discussion of "the best defense of all," economic progress and lay out the necessary conditions for free trade, investment, and aid."--Jacket
The Performance of the British economy by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 455 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 )
19 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unemployment crisis by Richard Layard( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to beat unemployment by Richard Layard( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Swedish and held by 363 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
Restoring Europe's prosperity : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European Policy Studies ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Causes of unemployment ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing the economic system in Russia ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manpower and educational development in India, 1961-1986 by Tyrrell Burgess( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rise in unemployment by Charles R Bean( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tackling unemployment by Richard Layard( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Layard is one of Britain's foremost applied economists whose work has had a profound impact on the policy debate in Britain and abroad. This book contains his most influential articles on unemployment. It is published along with a companion volume, Tackling Inequality, which also includes his work on economic transition. Tackling Unemployment explains what causes unemployment, and proposes what can be done to reduce it. It shows that the two most important ways to reduce unemployment are through welfare reform and improved wage flexibility. If unemployed people are sustained with cash handouts for an indefinite period, as they are in much of Europe, this increases long-term unemployment. The answer, as Layard has argued since the early 1980s, is `welfare-to-work': the money wasted on unemployment benefit should be used instead to guarantee work. Wage flexibility is another key to full employment. At the aggregate level, this can be secured more easily by coordinated wage-setting than by a purely free market. However, it is also crucial that relative wages can adjust across regions and skill groups in order to reduce imbalances between labour demand and labour supply. To prevent devastating increases in wage inequality, the skill levels in the workforce must rise fast enough to keep pace with employers' increasing demands for skill. Careful empirical research and analysis leads to the rejection of many other supposed remedies for unemployment. False solutions include shorter working hours, early retirement, less employment protection and lower employment taxes. But, as Layard explains, there is a strong case for lower taxation of low-wage workes The book insists that all solutions be analysed within a single coherent framework that actually explains why unemployment is as it is. This framework, the so-called Layard-Nickell model, is the core of the book
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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-
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Layard, Peter Richard Grenville.
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Layard, R. (Richard)
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Lėjard, Ričard 1934-
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