Table of contents for Acquiring skills : market failures, their symptoms and policy responses / edited by Alison L. Booth and Dennis J. Snower.

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1. Introduction: Does the free market produce enough skills? Alison L. Booth and Dennis J. Snower
Part I. Market Failures: the Causes of Skills Gaps: 2. Transferable training and poaching externalities Margaret Stevens
3. Credit constraints, investment externalities and growth Daron Acemoglu
4. Education and matching externalities Kenneth Burdett and Eric Smith
5. Dynamic competition for market share and the failure of the market for skilled labour David Ulph
6. The low-skill, bad-job trap Dennis J. Snower
Part II. Empirical Consequences of Skills Gaps: 7. Changes in the relative demand for skills Stephen Machin
8. Skill shortages, productivity growth and wage inflation Jonathan Haskel and Christopher Martin
9. Workforce skills, product quality and economic performance Geoff Mason, Bart Van Ark, and Karin Wagner
10. Workforce skills and export competitiveness Nicholas Oulton
Part III. Government Failures and Policy Issues: 11. Market failure and government failure in skills investment David Finegold
12. Training implications of regulation compliance and business cycles Alan Felstead and Francis Green
13. On apprenticeship qualifications and labour mobility Alison L. Booth and Stephen Satchell
14. Evaluating the assumptions that underlie training policy Ewart Keep and Ken Mayhew
15. Conclusions: government policy to promote the acquisition of skills Dennis J. Snower and Alison L. Booth

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Occupational training Congresses, Occupational training Government policy Congresses, Skilled labor Congresses, Technological innovations Economic aspects Congresses, Quality of products Congresses, Competition, International Congresses