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Layard, Richard 1934-

Works: 446 works in 1,347 publications in 4 languages and 19,271 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor, Arranger, Director, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: HD5707.5, 331.137
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Layard
Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,218 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 by Richard Layard( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social scientists from various disciplines discuss and offer predictions about the future. [publisher]
Happiness : lessons from a new science by Richard Layard( Book )

57 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,299 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
Handbook of labor economics by Orley Ashenfelter( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 990 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 )

65 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 978 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 746 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
Cost-benefit analysis by Richard Layard( Book )

50 editions published between 1194 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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
Microeconomic theory by Richard Layard( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East-West migration : the alternatives by Richard Layard( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 501 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 )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 450 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( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unemployment crisis by Richard Layard( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 414 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 )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to beat unemployment by Richard Layard( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member 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
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 370 WorldCat member 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
Restoring Europe's prosperity : macroeconomic papers from the Centre for European Policy Studies( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Causes of unemployment( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing the economic system in Russia( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member 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
10 keys to happier living : a practical handbook for happiness by Vanessa King( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author is the "positive psychology expert for Action for Happiness". In this book, Vanessa King of Action for Happiness has drawn on the latest scientific studies to create a set of evidence-based practical actions. They will help you connect with people, nurture your relationships and find purpose. You'll get ideas for taking care of your body, making the most of what's good and finding new ways to stimulate your mind. Here are the 10 Keys to Happier Living - ideas, insights and practical actions that you can take to create more happiness for yourself and those around you
The Rise in unemployment by Charles R Bean( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe
What the future holds : insights from social scienceHappiness : lessons from a new scienceHandbook of labor economicsUnemployment : macroeconomic performance and the labour marketThe coming Russian boom : a guide to new markets and politicsCost-benefit analysisEast-West migration : the alternativesPostwar economic reconstruction and lessons for the East today
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