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Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

David Card, Richard Blundell, and Richard B. Freeman


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 economic reforms, from hospitals and schools to labor unions and jobless benefit programs. This book focuses on the labor and product marke ... More

Keywords: market-oriented economy, welfare, industrial relations, privatization, economic reforms, hospitals, schools, labor unions, jobless benefit programs, productivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226092843
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Card, editor

Richard Blundell, editor

Richard B. Freeman, editor

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