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Layard, Richard 1934-

Works: 445 works in 1,314 publications in 5 languages and 17,990 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor, Director, Artist, Arranger, Honoree
Classifications: HD5707.5, 331.137
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Most widely held works by Richard Layard
Unemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour market by Richard Layard( Book )
113 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,768 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
Happiness : lessons from a new science by Richard Layard( Book )
45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,280 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."--Jacket
Handbook of labor economics by Orley Ashenfelter( Book )
83 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 954 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
The coming Russian boom : a guide to new markets and politics by Richard Layard( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 772 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
Cost-benefit analysis by Richard Layard( Book )
31 editions published between 1194 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Should Chicago build a new airport, or India build a new steel mill? Should higher education expand, or water supplies be improved? These are typical questions about which cost-benefit analysis has something to say. It is the mail tool that economics provides for analysing problems of social choice. It also provides a useful vehicle for understanding the practical value of welfare economics
Microeconomic theory by Richard Layard( Book )
33 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
What the future holds : insights from social science by Richard Layard( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 libraries worldwide
This book considers how we might think intelligently about the future. Taking different methodological approaches, well-known specialists forecast likely future developments and trends in human life. The questions they address include: How many humans will there be? Will there be enough energy? How will climate change affect our lives? What patterns of work will exist? How will government work at the local, national, and world level? Will inflation remain under control? Why have past forecasts been so bad? The book concludes with a discussion of the intellectual and historical context of futurology and a look at the accuracy of predictions that were made for the year 2000
East-West migration : the alternatives by Richard Layard( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 502 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 457 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
Cost-benefit analysis: selected readings by Richard Layard( Book )
39 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 455 libraries worldwide
General surveys. Measuring costs and benefits when they occur. The social time preference rate and the social opportunity cost of capital. The treatment of risk. The treatment of income distribution. The case of the third London airport
The Fight against unemployment : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European [Policy] Studies by Richard Layard( Book )
20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe ( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 437 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
Postwar economic reconstruction and lessons for the East today by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
How to beat unemployment by Richard Layard( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 372 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 )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
The Causes of unemployment ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Changing the economic system in Russia ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Documentos presentados en una conferencia celebrada en Estocolmo en 1991 y que analizan los cambios del sistema económico sufridos en Rusia a partir de 1991
Manpower and educational development in India, 1961-1986 by Tyrrell Burgess( Book )
15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The Rise in unemployment by Charles R Bean( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Thrive : how better mental health care transforms lives and saves money by Richard Layard( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Mental illness is a leading cause of suffering in the modern world. In sheer numbers, it afflicts at least 20 percent of people in developed countries. It reduces life expectancy as much as smoking does, accounts for nearly half of all disability claims, is behind half of all worker sick days, and affects educational achievement and income. There are effective tools for alleviating mental illness, but most sufferers remain untreated or undertreated. What should be done to change this? In Thrive, Richard Layard and David Clark argue for fresh policy approaches to how we think about and deal wi
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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 Green 1934-
Layard, Peter Richard Grenville.
Layard, Peter Richard Grenville 1934-
Layard, R.
Layard, R. 1934-
Layard, R. (Richard)
Layard, R. (Richard), 1934-
Layard, Richard
Layard, Richard 1934-
Layard, Richard G.
Lėjard, Ričard 1934-
Richard Layard
Richard Layard, Baron Layard Brits econoom
Richard Layard britischer Hochschullehrer und Member des House of Lords
Лэйард, Ричард
レイヤード, リチャード
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