Richard Layard

Richard Layard is Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. His areas of expertise include unemployment, inflation and wage behaviour in Britain and other industrialised countries; unemployment policy, including policies on benefits and active labour market policy; wages and incomes policy; education and training; economic problems of Russia and Eastern Europe, including privatisation, restructuring and stabilisation. His publications include The Unemployment Crisis, with S Nickell and R Jackman (OUP, 1994); The Coming Russian Boom, with John Parker (The Free Press, 1996).