Van Reenen, John
It is time to move away from policy witchcraft and into an era where evidence is taken seriously.
Impact of Social Sciences Blog
(29 May 2012)
Adrian Beecroft’s report on employment law has angered many who feel his recommendations are partisan and seek to erode a number of worker’s rights. John Van Reenan argues that although the report is both timely and addresses key issues in regulation, Beecroft appears to have ignored the wealth of research into the economic effects of employment laws. This evidence goes against his view that relaxing employment laws will generate large economic improvements in the UK.
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