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Blundell, Richard

Works: 268 works in 650 publications in 1 language and 3,166 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: HC256.7, 330.9410858
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Seeking a premier economy the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000 by David E Card ( )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1980s and 1990s successive United Kingdom governments enacted a series of reforms to establish a more market-oriented economy, closer to the American model and further away from its Western European competitors. Today, the United Kingdom is one of the least regulated economies in the world, marked by transformed welfare and industrial relations systems and broad privatization. Virtually every industry and government program has been affected by the reforms, from hospitals and schools to labor unions and jobless benefit programs. Seeking a Premier Economy focuses on the labor and product
The measurement of household welfare by Richard Blundell ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment, search, and labour supply ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in economics and econometrics : theory and applications, ninth World Congress by Econometric Society ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first of three volumes containing edited versions of papers and a commentary presented at invited symposium sessions of the Ninth World Congress of the Econometric Society, held in London in August 2005. The papers summarise and interpret key developments, and they discuss future directions for a wide variety of topics in economics and econometrics. The papers cover both theory and applications. Written by leading specialists in their fields, these volumes provide a unique survey of progress in the discipline
Effective business communication : principles and practice for the information age by Richard Blundell ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporating real-life cases based on companies and charities such as BT, IKEA and Oxfam, this text discusses the elements of effective business communication. It includes practical exercises in each chapter with the aim of stimulating further consideration of the issues and their applications
Pensions and retirement in the UK by Richard Blundell ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labor force participation of men over age 50 fell sharply in the UK between the early 1970s and early 1990s. Despite the fact that the state retirement pension does not become available to men until age 65, half of men aged 60-64 were economically inactive in the mid 1990s. The main element of the state retirement pension is flat rate, and for most people is unaffected by any potential contributions made after age 60. Additional amounts of the earnings related component, SERPS, are earned as a result of extra contribu- tions. Overall the state retirement pension system offers no incentives for people to retire early. However, other benefits are available to people before the age of 65. Once the age of 60 is reached there is no availability for work test for receipt of means-tested benefits and there appears to be widespread use of invalidity and sickness benefits as a route into early retirement. Once these are accounted for a substantial incentive for early withdrawal from the labor market is apparent. The combination of this with the reduced demand for, and wages available to, low skilled labor can explain the reduced labor force participation that is observed. The state pension system, though, is complemented by extensive occupational pension coverage. For those in the occupational system the rules of their own scheme are likely to be an important element in their retirement decision. We show that the retirement behavior of those with and without occupational pensions is substantially different. Those without are more likely to withdraw from the labor market very early. A large share of those with occupational pensions retires from the age of 55 when relatively generous benefits are likely to become available. In many schemes there are incentives to retire before age 65
Has "in-work" benefit reform helped the labour market? by Richard Blundell ( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this paper is to examine the labour market impact of in-work benefit reform in the UK. Evidence is drawn from the impact of earlier reforms in the UK and similar reforms in the US. We focus on the impact on labour supply -- employment and hours of work. In the US a large proportion of the dramatic increase in participation among low educated single parents in the 1990s has been attributed to the increased generosity of the EITC. The impact of apparently similar reforms in the UK appears to have been smaller. We argue that these differences can be attributed to four factors: the impact of interactions with other means tested benefits in the UK; the importance of workless couples with children in the UK, who make up nearly 50% of the recipients in the UK; the level of income support given to non-working parents; and the strength of the economic upturn in the US during the 1990s
Wealth portfolios in the UK and the US by James Banks ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper, we attempt to explain differences between the US and UK household wealth distributions, with an emphasis on the quite different porfolios held in stock and housing equities in the two countries. As a proportion of their total wealth, British households hold relatively small amounts of financial assets - including equities in stock - compared to American households. In contrast, British households appear to move into home ownership at relatively young ages and a large fraction of their household wealth is concentrated in houseing. Finally, the age gradient in home equity appears to be much steeper in the UK while US households exhibit a steeper age gradient in stock equity. We argue that the higher price housing price volatility in the UK combined with much younger entry into home ownership there are important factors accounting for the relatively small participation of young British householders in the stock market. We show it is important to acknowledge the dual role of housing - providing both wealth and consumption services - in understanding wealth accumulation differences between the US and the UK. Institutional differences, particularly in housing markets, that affect the demand and supply of housing services, turn out to be important in generating portfolio differences between the two countries. In particular, these differences in housing price risk imply steeper life-cycle accumulations in housing and less steep accumulation in stock equity over the life cycle in the UK
The Determinants and effects of work-related training in Britain by Richard Blundell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Higher education, employment and earnings in Britain by Richard Blundell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consumption inequality and family labor supply by Richard Blundell ( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper we examine the link between wage inequality and consumption inequality using a life cycle model that incorporates household consumption and family labor supply decisions. We derive analytical expressions based on approximations for the dynamics of consumption, hours, and earnings of two earners in the presence of correlated wage shocks, non-separability and asset accumulation decisions. We show how the model can be estimated and identified using panel data for hours, earnings, assets and consumption. We focus on the importance of family labour supply as an insurance mechanism to wage shocks and find strong evidence of smoothing of males and females permanent shocks to wages. Once family labor supply, assets and taxes are properly accounted for their is little evidence of additional insurance
The impact of taxation on labour force participation and labour supply by Richard Blundell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This working paper considers how hours of work and labour force participation are likely to respond to tax reforms. As regards hours of work, the analysis looks at married women and lone parents. Married women constitute a group which responds to incentives, as shown by experimental and sample survey studies. Lone parents, an important fraction of the working age population in some countries, often are subject to special tax and income support provisions and have limited sources of alternative income. A second part of the analysis concerns inflows to and outflows from employment, labour force participation and duration of unemployment as they affect men and women in different age groups and with differing family responsibilities.The analysis is based mainly on the well-documented tax reforms in the United Kingdom. The first part of the paper develops the appropriate methodology for analysing labour supply responses to tax changes and the second part attempts to clarify the magnitude
Advances in economics and econometrics : theory and applications : ninth world congress by Econometric Society ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment and female labour supply by Richard Blundell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the basic empirical model of female labour supply (see Heckman, 1974; Hausman, 1981; Layard et al. 1980, for example) any woman reporting zero hours of work is assumed not to want to work. The purpose of this paper is to modify the standard model of female labour supply to allow for unemployed workers who want to work at their perceived market wage but cannot find a job.--SCAD summary
Partial insurance, information, and consumption dynamics by Richard Blundell ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in economics and econometrics theory and applications, ninth World Congress by Econometric Society ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alternative approaches to evaluation in empirical microeconomics by Richard Blundell ( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper reviews some of the most popular policy evaluation methods in empirical microeconomics: social experiments, natural experiments, matching, instrumental variables, discontinuity design, and control functions. It discusses identification of traditionally used average parameters and more complex distributional parameters. The adequacy, assumptions, and data requirements of each approach are discussed drawing on empirical evidence from the education and employment policy evaluation literature. A workhorse simulation model of education returns is used throughout the paper to discuss and illustrate each approach. The full set of STATA datasets and do-files are available free online and can be used to reproduce all estimation and simulation results. -- Evaluation methods
Nonparametric Engel curves and revealed preference by Richard Blundell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employment, hours of work and the optimal taxation of low income families by Richard Blundell ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The optimal design of low income support is examined using a structural labour supply model. The approach incorporates unobserved heterogeneity, fixed costs of work, childcare costs and the detailed non-convexities of the tax and transfer system. The analysis considers purely Pareto improving reforms and also optimal design under social welfare functions with different degrees of inequality aversion. We explore the gains from tagging and also examine the case for the use of hours-contingent payments. Using the tax schedule for lone parents in the UK as our policy environment, the results point to a reformed non-linear tax schedule with tax credits only optimal for low earners. The results also suggest a welfare improving role for tagging according to child age and for hours-contingent payments, although the case for the latter is mitigated when hours cannot be monitored or recorded accurately by the tax authorities
Decomposing Changes in Income Risk Using Consumption Data by Richard Blundell ( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We develop a new approach to the decomposition of income risk within a nonstationary model of intertemporal choice. The approach allows for changes in income risk over the life-cycle and with the business cycle. It requires only repeated cross-section data and can allow for mixtures of persistent and transitory components in the dynamic process for income. Evidence from a stochastic simulation of consumption choices in a nonstationarity environment is used to show the robustness of the method for decomposing income risk. The approach is used to investigate the changes in income risk in Britain across the inequality growth period from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. Peaks in the variance of permanent shocks are shown to occur in the middle of the 1980s and the early 1990s
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Alternative Names
Blundell, R. W. 1952-
Blundell, Richard 1952-
Blundell, Richard W.
Blundell, Richard William 1952-
Бландел, Ричард
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