The end of the UK’s liberal collectivist social model? The implications of the coalition government’s policy during the austerity crisis
in Cambridge Journal of Economics
January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Comparative Economic Systems; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 11389 words.
This paper reviews change and continuity in social policy up to summer 2011, contrasting the liberal collectivist approach of New Labour with the reinforced neoliberalism of the coalition...
The hidden transformation: the changing role of the state after the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe
in Oxford Review of Economic Policy
December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .
Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Financial Institutions and Services; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Financial Regulation; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 10353 words.
This article reviews the state’s role in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Among the countries, Poland is perceived as the leader because it was the first economy to...
in The World Bank Economic Review
February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Other Economic Systems. 8948 words.
The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the...
The politics of opting out: explaining educational financing and popular support for public spending
in Socio-Economic Review
April 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Capitalist Systems. 10806 words.
In this paper, we address two empirical puzzles: Why are cross-country differences in the division of labour between public and private education funding so large and why are they...
in Oxford Economic Papers
October 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Capitalist Systems; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 11586 words.
We provide a simple model to illustrate that tax and redistributive considerations as well as increasing globalization may lead workers unexposed to the threat of unemployment to prefer...
in Socio-Economic Review
January 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 9636 words.
Why do some people support government redistribution more than others? This article addresses this question with reference to attitudes towards redistributive tax policy. In doing so, it...