Utility regulation in Britain has now entered a phase in which debate is no longer so much concerned with whether it is preferable to rival systems but with how to shape the'regulatory contract' in monopoly areas and, in potentially competitive areas, how to ensure rivalry.
Contributions from Robert Balling, Roger Bate, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Deepak Lal and Thomas Gale Moore.
Main articles on Defence Economics, guest edited by Keith Hartley
In this challenging paper Dr Dick Atkinson asks why local education authorities are needed. Finding reasons lacking, he puts forward a proposal for all schools to be self-governing and thereby removed from the debilitating effects of politicised education.
Main articles on the economics of sport edited by Peter Sloane
A modern classic of Austrian economic theory
Main articles on The Minimum Wage Debate, edited by Colin Robinson
The case for a falling price level in a growing economy. A classic title from the 1990s
Main articles on the direction in which the Union is moving and Britain's relationship with its Continental partners, edited by Brian Hindley
Bonnie Macmillan describes the findings of the most up-to-date experimental research on beginning reading instruction. Research points decisively to the need for direct teaching of certain key skills in order to produce maximum reading success.
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