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LSE Business Review blog

Towards a modern UK industrial strategy

There's an opportunity to build a new system based on transparency, independence and a long-term outlook, write Anna Valero and Richard Davies

Every government has an industrial strategy however it is articulated: government affects the investment climate for business through tax and regulation; establishes national priorities; invests in skills, infrastructure and research; and procures outputs from the private sector – all of which influence the evolution of the private economy.

Related publications

UK Growth: A New Chapter, the LSE Growth Commission’s 2017 report

http:// www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/ units/growthCommission/documents/ pdf/2017LSEGCReport.pdf

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LSE Growth Commission webpage:  http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/growthCommission/home.aspx


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News Posted: 19/09/2017      [Back to the Top]

Jordan Times

The two pillars of French economic reform

Article by Philippe Aghion and Benedicte Berner

The French government has just announced the guidelines for a new labour code, its first major reform to boost France’s economy by giving more flexibility to companies to adapt to the marketplace.

The second major reform sought by President Emmanuel Macron’s Cabinet — an overhaul of the French state — is set to follow. The changes to the labour code have four goals. First, direct negotiations between employers and employees in small and medium-size firms (accounting for 55 per cent of the workforce) would be facilitated by allowing such companies to negotiate with elected representatives not mandated by the trade unions.


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News Posted: 19/09/2017      [Back to the Top]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Brooks: The economy isn’t broken

In a well-functioning economy, workers are rewarded for their productivity. As output, jobs and hours worked rise, so does income. Over the past two years, that seems to be exactly what’s happening.

The evidence from the past two years strongly supports those who have argued all along that income has not decoupled from productivity. A wide range of economists, including Martin Feldstein, Stephen Rose, Edward Lazear, Joao Paulo Pessoa, John Van Reenen, Richard Anderson of the St. Louis Fed and a team from Goldman Sachs, have produced studies showing wages tracking very predictably with productivity.


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News Posted: 18/09/2017      [Back to the Top]

The Indiana Gazette

In reality the economy isn’t broken

In a well-functioning economy, workers are rewarded for their productivity. As output, jobs and hours worked rise, so does income. Over the past two years, that seems to be exactly what’s happening.

The evidence from the past two years strongly supports those who have argued all along that income has not decoupled from productivity. A wide range of economists, including Martin Feldstein, Stephen Rose, Edward Lazear, Joao Paulo Pessoa, John Van Reenen, Richard Anderson of the St. Louis Fed and a team from Goldman Sachs, have produced studies showing wages tracking very predictably with productivity.


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Decoupling of Wage Growth and Productivity Growth? Myth and Reality

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News Posted: 17/09/2017      [Back to the Top]