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Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage
The article presents a review of the book “Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage,” edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice.
An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism
Political economists have always been interested in the differences in economic and political institutions that occur across countries. Some regard these differences as deviations from 'best
Varieties of Capitalism
Scholarship on varieties of capitalism (VofC) explores the ways in which the institutions structuring the political economy affect patterns of economic performance or policy making and the
Social protection and the formation of skills: a reinterpretation of the welfare state
This paper outlines a new approach to the study of the welfare state. Contrary to the emphasis on “decommmodification” in the current literature, we argue that important dimensions of the welfare
An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences
We present a theory of social policy preferences that emphasizes the composition of people's skills. The key to our argument is that individuals who have made risky investments in skills will demand
Electoral Institutions and the Politics of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Redistribute More Than Others
Standard political economy models of redistribution, notably that of Meltzer and Richard (1981), fail to account for the remarkable variance in government redistribution across democracies. We
The Failure of Training in Britain: Analysis and Prescription
In the last decade, education and training (ET) reform has become a major issue in many of the world's industrial powers. One theme which runs throughout these reform initiatives is the need to adapt
Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Institutions and Policies
The distinctive feature of this book is that it provides a unified framework for the analysis of short- and medium-run macroeconomics. This gives students a model that they can use themselves to
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