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Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000

Author: David E Card; Richard Blundell; Richard B Freeman; London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Series: NBER Comparative labor markets series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seeking a premier economy.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003066282
(OCoLC)53130769
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Card; Richard Blundell; Richard B Freeman; London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
ISBN: 9780226092904 0226092909
OCLC Number: 213363847
Notes: "The papers were presented at a preliminary conference and a final conference at the Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK"--P. ix.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 510 p.) : ill.
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.
Series Title: NBER Comparative labor markets series.
Other Titles: Economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000
Responsibility: edited by David Card, Richard Blundell, and Richard B. Freeman.

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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.

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