Journal article/book/chapter

Trade Unions

The book reviews the state of the UK labour market following the recent recession.

A Macroeconomic Regime for the 21st Century: Towards a New Economic Order

The book aims to give non-economists a detailed understanding of how macroeconomic policy works in modern economies, and the issues it faces. The world has recently been through a huge economic crisis and thinking people everywhere have reason to wonder whether something is not seriously wrong with the policy regimes underlying these dramatic events in the major economies, and whether changes should be made.

The drivers of international migration to the UK: a panel-based Bayesian model averaging approach

A heterogeneous panel-based Bayesian model averaging approach is used to identify the robust economic and policy drivers of international migration to the UK from 14 different source regions over 1980–2007. Around three-quarters of the increase in net immigration over the last decade, which is particularly pronounced for selected source regions, is associated with structural change, which may be attributed to UK and foreign immigration policy. The remainder of the rise is largely explained by ‘friends and family’ effects.

Crises and financial regulation. Basel III

Invest in Poland, Newsletter, Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

'To join or not to join? Factors influencing employee share plan membership in a multinational corporation

Many firms encourage employees to own company stock through share plans that subsidize the price at favorable rates, but even so many employees do not buy shares. Using a new survey of employees in a multinational with a share ownership plan, we find considerable variation in joining among observationally equivalent workers and explore the reasons for the variation. Participation in the plan is higher the greater the potential pay-off from joining the share plan, which indicates that rational economic calculations affect the decision to join.

The Evolution of the Modern Worker: Attitudes to Work

We examine how employees' experiences of, and attitudes towards, work have changed over the last quarter of a century. It assesses the extent to which any developments relate to the economic cycle and to trends in the composition of the British workforce. Many of the findings are broadly positive, particularly when compared with a picture of deterioration in the late 1980s and 1990s. The onset of a major recession in the late 2000s might have been expected to herald a fundamental shift in employees' attitudes to paid work and their working environment.

Caste discrimination and harassment in Great Britain

One of the few studies examining caste discrimination and harassment in Britain, it found evidence suggesting caste discrimination, harassment and bullying in employment, education and the provision of services, including care. The report describes caste in Britain, the population affected by caste in Britain, the nature of caste discrimination and harassment and possible policy responses. The study was based on interviews with pro- and anti-caste discrimination legislation groups, qualitative interviews with people claiming to have suffered caste discrimination and a literature review.