Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000
- edited by David Card, Richard Blundell, and Richard B. Freeman.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (x, 510 pages) : illustrations.
- NBER Comparative labor markets series.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- 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.
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 market reforms that directly impacted productivity, employment, and inequality. The questions asked are provocative: How did the United Kingdom manage to stave off falling earnings for lower-paid workers? What role did the reforms play in rising income inequality and trends in poverty? At the same time, what reforms also contributed to reduced unemployment and the accelerated growth of real wages? The comparative microeconomic approach of this book yields the most credible evaluation possible, focusing on closely associated outcomes of particular reforms for individuals, firms, and sectors.
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- Great Britain > Economic policy > 1997- > Congresses.
- Great Britain > Economic policy > 1979-1997 > Congresses.
- Great Britain > Economic conditions > 1997- > Congresses.
- Great Britain > Economic conditions > 1979-1997 > Congresses.
- Grande-Bretagne > Politique économique > 1997- > Congrès.
- Grande-Bretagne > Politique économique > 1979-1997 > Congrès.
- Grande-Bretagne > Conditions économiques > 1997- > Congrès.
- Grande-Bretagne > Conditions économiques > 1979-1997 > Congrès.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Economic Conditions.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economics > Comparative.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic Conditions.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic History.
- Economic history.
- Economic policy.
- Great Britain.
- Economische hervormingen.
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- Economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000
- National Bureau of Economic Research comparative labor markets series
- "The papers were presented at a preliminary conference and a final conference at the Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK"--Page ix.
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