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The Economics of Social Problems

; Julian Le Grand ; Carol Propper

This well respected textbook has been fully updated to reflect how economic policies on housing, crime, the environment, pensions among other areas, have changed in recent years. The book offers a lucid, non-technical introduction to important economic concepts, showing how they are applied in a real world setting. Les mer
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This well respected textbook has been fully updated to reflect how economic policies on housing, crime, the environment, pensions among other areas, have changed in recent years. The book offers a lucid, non-technical introduction to important economic concepts, showing how they are applied in a real world setting.

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Part 1: Social Objectives and the allocation of resources.- Part 2: Health.- Part 3: Education.- Part 4: Poverty and social exclusion.- Part 5: The ageing population pensions and social care.- Part 6: Housing and neighbourhoods.- Part 7: Crime.- Part 8: Urban Congestion.- Part 9: The environment global warming.- Part 10: Markets and government.

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'The first edition of this volume was my first rave book review and, in that sense, nothing has changed. The authors have sustained and developed the book's original strengths, notably the striking clarity with which it sets out the economist's approach to social policy, and introduced new and topical chapters on crime, climate change and - importantly - pensions. A chip off the old block!' - Professor Nicholas Barr, London School of Economics 'This is a lucid, well organised and accessible textbook for introductory courses in applied economics or the economics of social policy. It shows how standard economic theory can be applied to a wide range of social problems and it includes a well chosen selection of topics.' W. A. Jackson, The University of York 'This is a first rate textbook that highlights the importance of economics to the big questions of today. It combines depth and accessibility with a balance of different perspectives. It is ideal for students of economics, but will also be read, understood and debated by students in the social and political sciences. An outstanding introduction to the economics of social problems - very thoroughly recommended.' Dr Dan Coffey, University of Leeds 'The authors offer a lucid introduction to important economic concepts, showing how they are applied in a real-world setting.' - Times Higher Education Textbook Guide 'To paraphrase Shakespeare, age cannot wither it, nor custom stale its infinite variety. Chapters on 'new' issues such as road congestion and climate change sit comfortably with the old favourites of health and education...the book sets out on a large and ambitious task of understanding the nature of social problems through the lens of economic analysis in a way that will be understood by those with little understanding of economics. From my perspective this has been achieved with considerable aplomb' - Steve Iafrati, University of Wolverhampton 'By relating economic theory to real-world social policy problems this textbook aids learning in ways in which a book simply about social policy or a book simply about economic theory could not hope to achieve'. Citizen's income Newsletter, 2010.JULIAN LE GRAND is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is a leading expert on public and social policy and acted as a senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister between 2003 and 2005. He is the author, co-author or editor of seventeen books and over ninety articles on economics, philosophy and public policy.

CAROL PROPPER holds professorships at the University of Bristol, where she co-founded the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, and at Imperial College, London where she heads the new Healthcare Management Group. She specializes in the economics of healthcare provision markets, particularly the role of incentives, and has published extensively in economics and professional journals.
SARAH SMITH is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol. She has previously worked as an economist at HM Treasury, the Financial Services Authority and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her work centres on the m