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Active labour-market policies: a case of evidence-based policy-making?

P Robinson.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 2000; p ublished online March 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

The 1990s was a decade of renewed enthusiasm for active labour-market policies. However, it is not clear that this was the result of an appreciation of the evidence on the effectiveness of...

Addressing climate change with a comprehensive US cap-and-trade system

Robert N. Stavins.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 12464 words.

There is growing impetus for a domestic US climate policy that can provide meaningful reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. I describe and analyse an...

Adult vocational training and government policy in France and Britain

C Greehalgh.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 1999; p ublished online March 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Provision of continuing vocational training is subject to several market failures: capital-market imperfections (credit constraints), risk arising from variability of future values of...

Agglomeration and the location of innovative activity

B Audretsch.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

A paradox has been the emergence of the importance of local proximity and geographic clusters precisely at a time when globalization seems to dominate economic activity. The purpose of this...

Alternative views of the money transmission mechanism: what difference do they make for monetary policy?

JB Taylor.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This paper examines how alternative views of the monetary transmission mechanism affect the choice of a monetary policy rule. The main finding is that many different structural models...

American Education Research Changes Tack

Joshua D. Angrist.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

For a quarter century, American education researchers have tended to favour qualitative and descriptive analyses over quantitative studies using random assignment or featuring credible...

Anatomy of the US income distribution: two decades of change

LA Karoly.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 1996; p ublished online March 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Apocalypse now or business as usual? Reducing the carbon emissions of the global car industry

John Mikler.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Geography; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 10588 words.

The comparative institutionalist literature stresses that capitalist relations of production vary between industrialized nations. This has implications for car firms' environmental, as well...

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The assessment: business cycles

J Muellbauer.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

September 1997; p ublished online September 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This overview paper places in context eight papers covering a wide spectrum of views on modern business cycle modelling. Inter alia, these address some gaps in the real business cycle (RBC)...

The Assessment: Climate-Change Policy

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

September 2003; p ublished online September 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

The paper provides a guide to climate-change policy, and, in particular, the three core components: targets, instruments, and institutional structures. First, the optimal path for reducing...

The assessment: contracts and competition

T Jenkinson and C Mayer.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 1996; p ublished online December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

A significant recent development has been the extension of market processes to activities which were previously provided by the public sector. A central feature of newly privatised markets...

The assessment: economic policy and social democracy

A Glyn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 1998; p ublished online March 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

The economic objectives of recent governments of the Left were full employment, reducing inequality, and enhancing economic performance and democratic control by measures of planning and...

The Assessment: Economics of the Internet

Andrew Graham.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

June 2001; p ublished online June 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Seen from the perspective of economics, the Internet has been widely regarded as a major force likely to raise productivity. However, at least so far, the identifiable effects on...

The assessment: economics of transition in eastern and central Europe

C Allsopp and H Kierzkowski.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

June 1997; p ublished online June 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This Assessment provides an overview of the stylized facts and the underlying economic issues involved in transition, with a focus on the more successful reforming countries. Microeconomic,...

The Assessment: Education

Stephen Machin and Margaret Stevens.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Research on the economics of education increasingly influences the design of education policy. The framework for the analysis is provided by human capital theory, in which education is...

The Assessment: EMU, Four Years On

Christopher Allsopp and Michael J. Artis.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 2003; p ublished online March 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This paper reviews the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union over the first 4 years of its existence. Monetary policy is viewed as having been of the ‘inflation‐targeting’ type, but...

The assessment: environmental policy objectives, instruments, and institutions

D Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

The article provides a critique of British environmental policy, focusing in particular on the role of sustainable development as an organizing principle, the use of cost benefit analysis...

The Assessment: European Financial Integration

Xavier Freixas, Philipp Hartmann and Colin Mayer.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This paper reviews the objectives that lie behind the Financial Services Action Plan (FSAP) to integrate European financial markets and the degree to which these have been achieved to date....

The Assessment: European Networks—Competition, Interconnection, and Regulation

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Recent events, such as the California energy crisis, the failures of the UK's railways, and the consequences of the third‐generation (3G) mobile licence auctions, have called into question...

The Assessment: Finance, Law, and Growth

Colin Mayer and Oren Sussman.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 2001; p ublished online December 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

This article reviews the development of corporate finance from domestic analyses to international comparisons of financial systems, to comparative corporate governance, to law and finance,...