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Layard, Richard 1934-

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Works: 311 works in 1,298 publications in 6 languages and 18,588 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor, Arranger, Director, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: HD5707.5, 331.137
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Publications about Richard Layard
Publications by Richard Layard
Most widely held works by Richard Layard
Happiness : lessons from a new science by Richard Layard( Book )
54 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 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
Unemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour market by Richard Layard( Book )
67 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 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 )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 755 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 )
38 editions published between 1194 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 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
Microeconomic theory by Richard Layard( Book )
44 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 576 libraries worldwide
What the future holds : insights from social science by Richard Layard( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Predicting the future is notoriously difficult. But systematic analysis leads to clearer understanding and wiser decisions. Thinking about the future also makes social scientists focus their research into the past and present more fruitfully, with more attention to key predictors of change
Cost-benefit analysis: selected readings by Richard Layard( Book )
46 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 473 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 Performance of the British economy by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 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 )
20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 433 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
The unemployment crisis by Richard Layard( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 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 )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
How to beat unemployment by Richard Layard( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
"In this study, a leading expert sheds light on the reasons for high unemployment in Britain and various ways it can be reduced. Analyzing the roots of unemployment in the first half of the book, Layard provides a definitive statement of the modern theory of unemployment and presents a mass of evidence about what causes unemployment in Britain. He then proposes practical measures to reduce unemployment without raising inflation, such as increasing the demand for goods and services that the unemployed can supply, and suggests implementing a tax-based incomes policy to ensure that inflation stays low." -- Publisher's information
Restoring Europe's prosperity : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European Policy Studies ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
The Causes of unemployment ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Changing the economic system in Russia ( Book )
13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 351 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 )
13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 275 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 272 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 with mental illness, and they explore effective solutions to its miseries and injustices. Layard and Clark show that modern psychological therapies are highly effective and could potentially turn around the lives of millions of people at little or no cost. This is because treating psychological problems generates huge savings on physical health care, as well as massive economic savings through more people working. So psychological therapies would effectively pay for themselves, generating potential savings for nations the world over. Layard and Clark describe how various successful psychological treatments have been developed and explain what works best for whom. They also discuss how mental illness can be prevented through better schools and a better society, and the urgency of doing so. Illustrating why we cannot afford to ignore the issue of mental illness, Thrive opens the door to new options and possibilities for one of the most serious problems facing us today
 
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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, Baron Layard economista británico
Richard Layard britischer Hochschullehrer und Member des House of Lords
Richard Layard économiste britannique
Richard Layard Suurbritannia majandusteadlane
Лэйард, Ричард
레이어드, P. 리처드 G
레이어드, 리처드
レイヤード
レイヤード, リチャード
理查·萊亞德
Languages
English (413)
Japanese (5)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
Catalan (1)
Spanish (1)
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