Public policy for the 21st century
Social and economic essays in memory of Henry Neuburger
- Neil Fraser, John Hills
- Paperback, 288 pages, 216 x 148 mm
- 06 Dec 2000
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"... a set of thoughtfully written, wide ranging and up to date assessments of a variety of areas in public and social policy."
Journal for Social Policy
"short, concise and analytical essays that deal in different but always interesting ways with contemporary issues of central relevance to students of public and social policy. They stand as valuable and readable contubutions in themsleves and considered tributes to the man to whom this book is dedicated."
Journal of Social Policy
"... this work will be of high interest to anyone with an interest in the work of Henry Neuburger, but serves much further as a valuable contribution to the contemporary study of economic and social policy."
"... a welcome volume ... a book for anyone seriously interested in contemporary economic and social affairs."
Roger Berry MP, Tribune
About This Book
Public policy for the 21st century is a collection of essays in memory of Henry Neuburger, an economist whose career spanned half a dozen government departments, and who was for much of the 1980s an adviser to the leadership of the Labour Party. His original contributions to economic policy analysis across the field of public policy are the starting point of the essays, whose contributors between them cover the same broad span of economic policy. The essays look forward to the new century and together form an introduction to key issues in contemporary policy making. Policy issues covered include macroeconomic policy, the impact of the National Minimum Wage, the distributional effect of tax and benefit policies since the 1997 change of government, the debates around an 'urban renaissance', and the impact of European integration on policy making. Contributors also examine and explain debates around different approaches to economic analysis, and show how analysis can be carried beyond the conventional confines of the money economy and of the household as a 'black box'. The book concludes with a discussion of Henry Neuburger's career, looking in particular at the role of economic advisers within policy making. This is a timely book on economic policy making and commitment to making that policy work. It is important reading for students and academics concerned with public, economic and social policy, and government economists.
Introduction: for the purposes of the future Neil Fraser and John Hills
Part One: The tools for analysing policy: The decline of macroeconomic modelling Simon Wren-Lewis
National accounts for policy analysis Anne Harrison
Economic policy analysis Neil Fraser
The price of parenthood and the value of children Heather Joshi and Hugh Davies
Well being or wel fare? Meghnad Desai
Part Two: The economy as a whole: Four decades of changing macroeconomic policy Christopher Allsopp
Taxation for the enabling state John Hills
European integration and its implications for policy making in the 21st century Iain Begg
Part Three: Sectoral issues: Unions, the national minimum wage and the distribution of pay David Metcalf
Economic appraisal in transport Chris Nash and Peter Mackie
Housing and urban renaissance Jenny Neuburger
The main priority in priority setting in healthcare Gavin Mooney
Part Four: Henry Neuburger's contribution: Making economic policy in the Labour Party: bringing economists back in Mark Wickham-Jones
Henry Neuburger: a personal appreciation Andrew Burchardt.
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