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New SPERI Paper: The hyper-Anglicisation of active labour market policy

We are pleased to present our latest SPERI Paper by Craig Berry.  The paper analyses the UK’s approach to active labour market policy that has been a central feature of economic statecraft in the UK since the 1990s. Yet despite the UK pioneering the ‘supply side revolution’, the country spends little on this area of policy in comparison to most … Continue reading

5 June 2014 by
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The perversion of ‘full employment’

Craig Berry

Active labour market policy is facilitating an abundance of poor quality jobs In advocating the pursuit of ‘full employment’ last month, George Osborne sardonically offered a deliberate echo of the UK’s Keynesian past. Yet there is more substance to this knowingly provocative claim than it might appear at first. It would be implausible to suggest that Osborne’s agenda represents a … Continue reading

15 May 2014 by
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