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London School of Economics and Political Science Centre for Economic Performance

Works: 1,184 works in 2,204 publications in 1 language and 11,939 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Longitudinal studies  Case studies 
Roles: isb, Other, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: HD5707.5, 331.137
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Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 417 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
Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000 ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
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
Russian economic trends by Rusland( serial )
in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
CEP occasional paper by London School of Economics and Political Science( Computer File )
in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
CEP discussion paper by London School of Economics and Political Science( file )
in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Centrepiece the magazine of economic performance ( Computer File )
in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Discussion paper by London School of Economics and Political Science( file )
in English and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The revival of apprenticeship training in Britain? by Howard F Gospel( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The impact of the law on industrial disputes in the 1980s by Jane Elgar( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The effects of minimum wages on employment : theory and evidence from the UK by Richard Dickens( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Recent work on the economic effects of minimum wages has stressed that the standard economic model, where increases in minimum wages depress employment, is not supported by the empirical findings in some labour markets. In this paper we present a theoretical framework which is general enough to allow minimum wages to have the conventional negative impact on employment, but which also allows for the possibility of a neutral or a positive effect. The model structure is based on labour market frictions which give employers some degree of monopsony power. The formulated model has a number of empirical implications which we go on to test using data on industry-based minimum wages set by the UK Wages Councils between 1975 and 1990. Some strong results emerge: minimum wages significantly compress the distribution of earnings and, contrary to conventional economic wisdom but in line with several recent studies, do not have a negative impact on employment. If anything, the relationship between minimum wages and employment is estimated to be positive
The Impact of Industrial Relations Practices on Employment and Unemployment by David Marsden( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Jobs, wages and poverty : patterns of persistence and mobility in the new flexible labour market by Paul Gregg( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Trading arrangements and industrial development by Diego Puga( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
June 1997 A new approach to analyzing the role of trade in promoting industrial development. How do different trading arrangements influence the industrialization process of developing countries? Can preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) be superior to multilateral liberalization, or at least an alternative when multilateral liberalization proceeds slowly? If so, what form should the PTAs take? Are developing countries better advised to seek PTAs with industrial countries or among themselves? Traditional analysis of these issues has been based on the ideas of trade creation and trade diversion. The problem with this analysis is that it starts from assuming a pattern of comparative advantage. This stands in sharp contrast to the apparently changing comparative advantage of newly industrialized countries. The experience of these countries suggests the need for an analysis in which the pattern of comparative advantage is not set in stone but is potentially flexible, and in which less developed countries can develop and converge in both income and economic structure to industrial economies. Puga and Venables outline an alternative approach for analyzing the role of trade in promoting industrial development. There are few fundamental differences between countries that generate immutable patterns of comparative advantage. Instead the pattern of trade and development in the world economy is determined mainly by history. Cumulative causation has created concentrations of industrial activity in particular locations (industrial countries) and left other areas more dependent on primary activities. Economic development can be thought of as the spread of these concentrations from country to country. Different trading arrangements may have a major impact on this development process. By changing the attractiveness of countries as a base for manufacturing production they can potentially trigger or postpone industrial development. This approach explains why firms are reluctant to move to economies that have lower wages and labor costs, and shows how trade liberalization can change the incentives to become established in developing countries. It provides a mechanism through which import liberalization can have a powerful effect in promoting industrialization. And it suggests that import liberalization may create or amplify differences between liberalizing countries with the possible political tensions this may create. While these features are consistent with the world economy, they fall short of providing convincing empirical support for the approach. Using the approach, the authors derive a number of conclusions about the effects of trade liberalization. First, that unilaterally liberalizing imports of manufactures can promote development of the local manufacturing industry. The mechanism is forward linkages from imported intermediates, but this may be interpreted as part of a wider package of linkages coming from these imports. Second, the gains from liberalization through PTA membership are likely to exceed those obtained from unilateral action. South-South PTAs will be sensitive to the market size of member states, and North-South PTAs seem to offer better prospects for participating Southern economies, if not for North and excluded countries. Third, the effects of particular schemes (such as the division of benefits between Southern economies) will depend on the characteristics of the countries and cross-country differences in these characteristics. This paper-a product of the International Trade Division, International Economics Department-was prepared for the research project on regional integration
CentrePiece ( serial )
in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Regional wage determination in Great Britain by R Jackman( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Unemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour market by Richard Layard( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Unemployment in Britain has fallen from high European-style levels to US levels. I argue that the key reasons are first the reform of monetary policy, in 1993 with the adoption of inflation targeting and in 1997 with the establishment of the independent Monetary Policy Committee, and second the decline of trade union power. I interpret the reform of monetary policy as an institutional change that reduced inflationary expectations in the face of falling unemployment. The decline of trade union power contributed to the control of wage inflation. The major continental economies failed to match UK performance because of institutional rigidities, despite low inflation expectations"--London School of Economics web site
The impact of work experience and training in the current and previous occupations on earnings : micro evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth by Christopher Dougherty( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Implications of skill-biased technological change : international evidence by Eli Berman( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Demand for less skilled workers decreased dramatically in the US and in other developed countries over the past two decades. We argue that pervasive skill-biased technological change rather than increased trade with the developing world is the principal culprit. The pervasiveness of this technological change is important for two reasons. First, it is an immediate and testable implication of technological change. Second, under standard assumptions, the more pervasive the skill-biased technological change the greater the increase in the embodied supply of less skilled workers and the greater the depressing effect on their relative wages through world goods prices. In contrast, in the Heckscher-Ohlin model with small open economies, the skill-bias of local technological changes does not affect wages. Thus, pervasiveness deals with a major criticism of skill-biased technological change as a cause. Testing the implications of pervasive, skill-biased technological change we find strong supporting evidence. First, across the OECD, most industries have increased the proportion of skilled workers employed despite rising or stable relative wages. Second, increases in demand for skills were concentrated in the same manufacturing industries in different developed countries
Rhetoric and reality : Britain's new vocational qualifications by Peter Robinson( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Review of the year's work, 1991-92 by London School of Economics and Political Science( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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controlled identity London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Labour Economics

Center for economic policy performance (London)
Centre for Economic Performance
Centre for economic performance (London)
Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics and Poliitical Science)
Centre for economic performance. Londres
CEP (Centre for economic performance London)
London school of economics and political science Centre for economic performance
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