Banks, James, Disney, Richard, Duncan, Alan and Van Reenen, John (2004) The internationalisation of public welfare policy. 656. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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With increasing globalisation of knowledge, there are increased opportunities to 'learn' from the experience of policy interventions elsewhere. This paper presents evidence on the extent of international convergence in public policy, with particular focus on labour, welfare, savings and retirement policy. Questions addressed in this framework include: to what extent is policy diffusion or convergence a real and relevant phenomenon? What role have economists played in the transfer of policy across national domains? Has policy transfer led to 'better' public policy? Are there any practical limitations to policy convergence?
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2004 J. Banks, R. Disney, A. Duncan and J. Van Reenen|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Econometric Methods: Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > H31 - Household
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
|Date Deposited:||17 Feb 2008|
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