Barr, Nicholas


Professor Nicholas Barr FRSA 

Department

Position held

European Institute

Department of Economics

Professor of Public Economics

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Pensions Policy Institute

Council Member

HelpAge International Council

Board Member

Experience keywords:

health finance; finance; Russia and Eastern Europe; social insurance; Europe; education finance; welfare state; security; social security; pensions; Eastern Europe; transition; post-communist transition; insurance; state; higher education finance; Soviet Union

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My major interest is in the application of the economics of information to the welfare state. My writing covers insurance, social insurance, and health finance and, most particularly, the economics of pensions and the finance of higher education. My research covers the economic theory underlying those institutions, and also the application of the theory to policy.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

HealthcarePublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Estonia; Sweden; Hungary; Lithuania; Germany; Chile; Romania; USA; Eastern Europe; Bulgaria; China; Australia; Latvia; Greece; Poland; New Zealand; Netherlands; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Slovenia; UK; European Union; Central Europe

Languages:

German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; French [Spoken: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7482

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2013

Johnston, Alison and Barr, Nicholas (2013) Student loan reform, interest subsidies and costly technicalities: lessons from the UK experience Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35 (2). 167-178. ISSN 1360-080X

2012

Barr, Nicholas (2012) The 2012 reforms of higher education finance in England 11112012002009 . Ifo Institute, Munich, Munich.

Barr, Nicholas (2012) Credit crisis and pensions: international scope In: Bovenberg, Lans and van Ewijk, Casper and Westerhout, Ed, (eds.) The Future of Multi-Pillar Pensions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 90-141. ISBN 9781107022263

Barr, Nicholas (2012) The Higher Education White Paper: the good, the bad, the unspeakable - and the next White Paper Social Policy and Administration, 46 (5). 483-508. ISSN 0144-5596

2011

Barr, Nicholas (2011) The recommendations of the Hutton Report will protect workers and pensioners, but we must come to terms with retiring later British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Mar 2011) Blog entry

Barr, Nicholas and Berlinger, Edina and Dumcius, Rimantas and Gausas, Simonas and Gilly, Gyula and Macadie, Hugh and Nemeslaki, Andras and Papp, Erika and Repeckaite, Daiva (2011) Feasibility study on student lending EAC-2009-5253-000-001 , EAC/47/2009. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2010

Barr, Nicholas (2010) Retirement age – a good news story British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Barr, Nicholas and Johnston, Alison (2010) Interest subsidies on student loans: a better class of drain CEE discussion papers, CEEDP0114. Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (2010) Designing student loans to protect low earners Policy Exchange, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (2010) Hard choices in UK public policy: fees harm access – a case of pub economics British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Barr, Nicholas (2010) Long-term care: a suitable case for social insurance Social Policy and Administration, 44 (4). 359-374. ISSN 0144-5596

Barr, Nicholas (2010) A properly designed ‘graduate contribution’ could work well for UK students and higher education: even though the original ‘graduate tax’ proposal is a terrible idea British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Aug 2010) Blog entry

Barr, Nicholas and Diamond, Peter (2010) Pension reform: a short guide Oxford University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 9780195387728

2009

Barr, Nicholas (2009) Book review: when I'm sixty-four: the plot against pensions and the plan to save them Journal of Economic Literature, 47 (3). 842-844. ISSN 0022-0515

Barr, Nicholas (2009) Financing higher education: lessons from economic theory and reform in England Higher Education in Europe, 34 (2). 201. ISSN 0379-7724

Barr, Nicholas (2009) Financing higher education: lessons from economic theory and reform in the England Bulletin de Documentation, 4. 33-50. ISSN 0980-949X

Barr, Nicholas (2009) International trends in pension provision Accounting and Business Research, 39 (3). 211-225. ISSN 0001-4788

Barr, Nicholas and Diamond, Peter (2009) Reforming pensions: principles, analytical errors and policy directions International Social Security Review, 62 (2). 5-29. ISSN 0020-871X

2008

Barr, Nicholas and Diamond, Peter (2008) Reforming pensions: principles and policy choices Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780195311303

2007

Barr, Nicholas (2007) Foreword: investing in human capital: a capital markets approach to student funding In: Lleras, Miguel Palacios, (ed.) Investing in Human Capital: a Capital Markets Approach to Student Funding. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, xvii-xx. ISBN 9780521039529

2006

Barr, Nicholas (2006) Pensions: overview of the issues Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22 (1). 1-14. ISSN 0266-903X

Barr, Nicholas and Diamond, Peter (2006) The economics of pensions Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22 (1). 15-39. ISSN 0266-903X

2005

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Financing higher education Finance and Development, 42 (2). 34-37. ISSN 0015-1947

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Both student loans policies flawed The Dominion Post. ISSN 1175-9488

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (2005) Financing higher education: answers from the UK Routledge, London. ISBN 0415348579

Barr, Nicholas, ed (2005) Labor markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe: the accession and beyond The World Bank, Washington, DC. ISBN 0821361198

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Higher education funding In: Iacobucci, Frank and Tuohy, Carolyn, (eds.) Taking Public Universities Seriously. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada, 441-475. ISBN 0802093760

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Poverty during early transition Development and Transition (1). 13-15.

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Financing higher education In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy: the Accession and Beyond. The World Bank, Washington, DC, 243-248. ISBN 0821361198

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Financovani vysokeho skolstvi z hlediska ekonomicke teorie In: Simonova, N. and Mateju, P., (eds.) Ceske Vysoke Skolstvi Na Krizovatce. SoU AVCR, Prague, Czech Republic, 19-39. ISBN 8073300729

Barr, Nicholas and Rutkowski, Michal (2005) Pensions In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: the Accession and Beyond. The World Bank, Washington, DC., USA, 135-170. ISBN 0821361198

Barr, Nicholas (2005) From transition to accession In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: the Accession and Beyond. The World Bank, Washington, DC., USA, 1-29. ISBN 0821361198

Asher, Mukul and Barr, Nicholas and Diamond, Peter and Lim, Edward and Mirrlees, James (2005) Social security reform in China: issues and options MIT, USA.

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Non-financial defined contribution pensions: mapping the terrain In: Holzmann, Robert and Palmer, Edward, (eds.) Pension Reform: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined (Ndc) Contribution. The World Bank, Washington, DC., USA, 57-69. ISBN 0821360388

Barr, Nicholas (2005) Financing higher education: commentary on the 2004 UK higher education act In: Beach, Charles M. and Broadway, Robin W. and McInnis, R. Marvin, (eds.) Higher Education in Canada. McGill-Queen's University Press, Ontario, Canada, 181-204. ISBN 1553390709

Barr, Nicholas (2005) The (too high?) price of education: Rae review sets out fiscally realistic plan for financing high-quality university system Toronto Star, Ontari (1 Marc). 17-17. ISSN 0319-0781

2004

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Economics of the welfare state Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 019926497x

Barr, Nicholas (2004) The economics of the welfare state Oxford University Press; Stanford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 019926497x

Barr, Nicholas (2004) A good deal for all the family Times Educational Supplement. 21-21. ISSN 0140-0460

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Notional defined contribution pensions: what they can do and what they can't Nordisk Forsikringstidsskrift, 3. 203-214. ISSN 0348-6516

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Alan Prest In: Rutherford, Donald, (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of British Economists. Continuum International Publishing Group, Bristol, 970-972. ISBN 9781843710301

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (2004) Why nobody need lose in this system Guardian, 2004 (Jan). 8-9. ISSN 0261-3077

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Variable fees are the fairer route to quality Financial Times (30 Mar). 21. ISSN 0307-1766

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Foreword In: Palacios Lleras, Miguel, (ed.) Investing in Human Capital : a Capital Markets Approach to Student Funding. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 17-20. ISBN 0-521828406

Barr, Nicholas (2004) A. W. H. Phillips In: Matthew, H. G. C. and Harrison, Brian, (eds.) Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 95-97. ISBN 9780198614111

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Riformara le pensioni: miti, verità e scelte politiche La Rivista Delle Politiche Sociali, 2. 295-339. ISSN 1724-5389

Barr, Nicholas (2004) The logic of income-contingent programs In: O'Halloran, Elizabeth F and Palacios Llera, Miguel and Halliday, Amy L and Bruner, Robert F, (eds.) An Executive Briefing on Financing Human Capital. Darden Business Publishing, Charlotteville, Virginia, 16-23. ISBN 1932692010

Barr, Nicholas (2004) La seguridad de ingressos en la vejez y el papel del estado In: El Sistema De Pensiones En Chile En El Contexto Mundial y De América Latina: Evaluacion y Desafíos, Ponencias Del Seminario Inte. Organizacion Internacional del Trabajo, Santiago, Chile, 16-26. ISBN 92292231604

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Previsión social basada en contribuciones definidas nocionales: "mapeando el terreno" In: El Futuro De la Prevision Social En Argentina y El Mundo: Evaluacion y Desafíos, Ponencias Del Seminario Internacional Buenos Ai. Ministerio de Trabajo Empleo y Seguridad Social, y Oficina Internacional del Trabajo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-32. ISBN 9223160278

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Higher education funding In: Quality and Efficiency in Higher Education. European economy special report (3). Office for official publications of the EC, Luxembourg, 61-85. ISBN 9289481285

Barr, Nicholas (2004) Higher education funding Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20 (2). 264-283. ISSN 1460-2121

2003

Barr, Nicholas (2003) The economics of the welfare state China Labour and Social Security Publishing House, China.

Barr, Nicholas (2003) University funding: discuss Times Higher Education Supplement (1572). p. 20. ISSN 0049-3929

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (2003) Myth or magic Guardian Education. 20-21. ISSN 0261-3077

Barr, Nicholas (2003) Can't pay, won't pay Guardian. 21-21. ISSN 0261-3077

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (2003) Set universities free to decide their own fees Independent, Education. p. 3. ISSN 0951-9467

Barr, Nicholas (2003) Population ageing : a problem not a crisis In: Aiginger, Karl and Hutschenreiter, Gernot, (eds.) Economic Policy Issues for the Next Decade. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht ; London, 85-96. ISBN 1-402077157

Barr, Nicholas (2003) Comment on "Between governmental and individual responsibility: new social programs: the example of the pensions system" In: Matyas Kovacs, Janos, (ed.) Small Transformations: the Politics of Welfare Reform - East and West. Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ ; London, UK, 212-222. ISBN 382586443X

Barr, Nicholas (2003) Financing higher education: lessons from the UK debate Political Quarterly, 74 (3). 371-381. ISSN 1467-923X

2002

Barr, Nicholas (2002) A way to make universities universal Financial Times. 21-21. ISSN 0307-1766

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (2002) Access for all Guardian Education. 13-13. ISSN 0261-3077

Barr, Nicholas (2002) The pension puzzle : prerequisites and policy choices in pension design Economic issues ; 29. International Monetary Fund, Washington DC. ISBN 1-58-906111-X

Barr, Nicholas (2002) Welfare states in central and eastern Europe In: Kapstein, Ethan B and Milanovic, Branko, (eds.) When Markets Fail : Social Policy and Economic Reform. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 27-57. ISBN 0-871544601

Barr, Nicholas (2002) Reforming pensions : myths, truths, and policy choices International Social Security Review, 55 (2). 3-36. ISSN 0020-871X

2001

Barr, Nicholas (2001) The truth about pension reform Finance and Development, 38 (3). 6-9. ISSN 0145-1707

Barr, Nicholas (2001) Introduction In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Economic Theory and the Welfare State. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham ; Northampton, Mass., 13-40. ISBN 1-858987059

Barr, Nicholas (2001) The welfare state as piggy bank : information, risk, uncertainty, and the role of the state Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-924659-9

Barr, Nicholas (2001) Reforming welfare states in post-communist countries In: Orlowski, Lucjan, (ed.) Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries : the Ten-Year Experience. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and Northampton, Mass., 169-218. ISBN 1-840645563

2000

Barr, Nicholas (2000) A market failures approach to health and education Market Failures Review. 16-25.

Barr, Nicholas (2000) La partnership pubblico-privata nelle pensioni : all ricerca del giusti equilibrio L''assistenza Sociale, 1. 175-191. ISSN 0392-1026

Barr, Nicholas (2000) Reforming pensions : myths, truths and policy choices IMF working paper ; WP/00/139, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC.

Barr, Nicholas and Agulnik, Philip (2000) The public / private mix in UK pension policy World Economics, 1 (1). 69-80. ISSN 1468-1838

Barr, Nicholas (2000) The history of the Phillips Machine In: Leeson, Robert, (ed.) A. W. H. Phillips : Collected Works in Contemporary Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 89-114. ISBN 0-521571359

Barr, Nicholas (2000) Postkomunistyczne pa | stwo opieku | cze, problem nierownoVci i wyzwania rozwoju In: Neneman, Jaroslav, (ed.) Po Dziesi Ciu Latach B Transformacja I Rozwoj W Krajach Postcomunistycznych. Centrum Analiz Spo~eczno-Ekonomicznych, Warsawa, 183-230.

Barr, Nicholas (2000) La reforma de las pensiones : analisis economico y algunas opciones de politica In: Munoz Machado, Santiago and Garcia Delgado, Jose Luis and Gonzalez Seara, Luis, (eds.) Las Estructuras Del Bienestar En Europa. Civitas, Madrid, 657-675.

1999

Barr, Nicholas (1999) Fundamentals of social security analysis Australian Social Policy (1). 7-29. ISSN 1442-6331

Barr, Nicholas (1999) Comments on ''Economic policy and equity : an overview'' by Amartya Sen In: Tanzi, Vito and Ke-young Chu, and Gupta, Sanjeev, (eds.) Economic Policy and Equity. International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, 44-48. ISBN 1-557757887

Barr, Nicholas (1999) Response to Arthur Grimes, ''Pensions and the demographic crisis : can building up pension funds help?'' Australian Social Policy (2). 96-98. ISSN 1442-6331

Barr, Nicholas (1999) Pension reform in central and eastern Europe : the good, the bad and the unsustainable In: Daniel, Sami and Arestis, Philip and Grahl, John, (eds.) Regulation Strategies and Economic Policies. Essays in honour of Bernard Corry and Maurice Peston; v. 3. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 174-191. ISBN 1-858985803

Barr, Nicholas (1999) A public-private partnership in pensions : getting the balance right In: Agulnik, Phil and Barr, Nicholas and Falkingham, Jane and Rake, Katherine, (eds.) Partnership in Pensions? Responses to the Pensions Green Paper. CASEpaper ; CASE24. London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, 30-45.

Rake, Katherine and Falkingham, Jane and Evans, Martin and Agulnik, Philip and Barr, Nicholas (1999) The pensions Green Paper CASEbriefs, CASEbrief10. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

Agulnik, Philip and Barr, Nicholas and Falkingham, Jane and Rake, Katherine (1999) Partnership in pensions? Responses to the pensions green paper CASEpaper, CASE/24. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1998

Barr, Nicholas (1998) The economics of the welfare state Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Oxford, London. ISBN 0-29-782158-X

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (1998) Funding higher education in an age of expansion Education Economics, 6 (1). 45-70. ISSN 0964-5292

Barr, Nicholas (1998) Health and health care in the post-communist countries Eurohealth, 4 (6). 8-10. ISSN 1356-1030

Barr, Nicholas (1998) Towards a 'third way' : rebalancing the role of the state New Economy, 5 (2). 71-76. ISSN 1468-0041

Barr, Nicholas (1998) Comments on ''Older and wiser : the economics of public pensions'' In: The Future of Social Security. Federation of Social Insurance Offices, Stockholm, 120-126.

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (1998) The Dearing Report and the government's response : a critique Political Quarterly, 69 (1). 72-84. ISSN 1467-923X

Barr, Nicholas (1998) Higher education in Australia and Britain : what lessons? Australian Economic Review, 31 (2). 179-188. ISSN 1467-8462

1997

Barr, Nicholas (1997) Higher education for the masses Economic Review, 15 (2). 16-18. ISSN 0265-0290

Barr, Nicholas (1997) More resources without increased public spending Review, 16. 10-11. ISSN 1357-0781

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain (1997) Funding higher education : the Dearing Recommendations and the Government's response Parliamentary Brief, 5 (2). ISSN 1354-5507

Barr, Nicholas (1997) Reforming student loans : a better deal for students and the taxpayer Parliamentary Brief, 5 (1). 22-23. ISSN 1354-5507

Barr, Nicholas (1997) Market forces in higher education : the United Kingdom experience and a view ahead In: Miller, Paul W and Pincus, Jonathan J, (eds.) Funding Higher Education : Performance and Diversity. AGPS, Canberra, 97-110.

Barr, Nicholas (1997) Comment on ''SuperHECS : a proposal for funding Australian higher education'' by Paul W Miller and Jonathan J Pincus In: Miller, Paul W and Pincus, Jonathan J, (eds.) Funding Higher Education : Performance and Diversity. AGPS, Canberra, 151-156.

Barr, Nicholas (1997) Student loans : towards a new public/private mix Public Money and Management, 17 (3). 31-39. ISSN 1467-9302

1996

Barr, Nicholas (1996) People in transition : reforming education and health care Finance and Development, 33 (3). 24-27. ISSN 0145-1707

Barr, Nicholas (1996) The transition from socialism to a market economy In: Sasson, Helen and Diamond, Derek, (eds.) LSE on Social Science. LSE Books, London, 23-35. ISBN 0-753007630

Barr, Nicholas (1996) People and transition In: World Development Report 1996 : From Plan to Market. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 66-84. ISBN 0-195211073

Barr, Nicholas (1996) Investing in people and growth In: World Development Report 1996 : From Plan to Market. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 123-131. ISBN 0-195211073

Barr, Nicholas (1996) Comment on ''Government provision and regulation of economic support in old age'' by Peter Diamond In: Bruno, Michael and Pleskovic, Boris, (eds.) Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics. World Bank, Washington, DC, 104-109.

Barr, Nicholas and Crawford, Iain and Falkingham, Jane (1996) Student loans: where are we now? Repayment rates for student loans: some sensitivity tests Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 127. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (1996) Income transfers in transition : constraints and progress Most: Economic Policy in Transitional Economies, 6 (1). 57-74. ISSN 1573-7063

1995

Barr, Nicholas (1995) Safety nets for the rural poor : an overview In: Umali-Deininger, Dina and Maguire, Charles, (eds.) Agriculture in Liberalizing Economies : Changing Roles for Governments. World Bank, Washington, D.C, 331-344. ISBN 0-821333542

Barr, Nicholas and Sipos, Sandor (1995) Safety nets after the cooperatives : the challenge to welfare in Central and Eastern Europe In: Umali-Deininger, Dina and Maguire, Charles, (eds.) Agriculture in Liberalizing Economies : Changing Roles for Governments. World Bank, Washington, D.C, 345-376. ISBN 0-821333542

Barr, Nicholas and Falkingham, Jane and Glennerster, Howard (1995) Education funding, equity and the life cycle In: Falkingham, Jane and Hills, John, (eds.) The Dynamic of Welfare : the Welfare State and the Life Cycle. Prentice Hall/ Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 150-166. ISBN 0-133428419

1994

Barr, Nicholas (1994) Munkaerpiac s Szocilpolitika kzep-s Kelet-Eurpban : Az talakuls, s ami utna jn Hilscher Rezs Szocilpolitikai Egyeslet, Budapest.

Barr, Nicholas (1994) Private unemployment insurance: myths and realities Benefits: the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 10. 1-9. ISSN 0962-7898

Barr, Nicholas (1994) Labor markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the transition and beyond Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-520998-2

Barr, Nicholas (1994) Income transfers : social insurance In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 192-225. ISBN 0-195209982

Barr, Nicholas (1994) The forces driving change In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 77-88. ISBN 0-195209982

Barr, Nicholas (1994) A strategy for reform In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 113-120. ISBN 0-195209982

Barr, Nicholas and Gomulka, Stanislaw and Tomes, Igor (1994) Constraints on change In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 89-109. ISBN 0-195209982

Barr, Nicholas and Harbison, Ralph W (1994) Overview : hopes, tears and transformation In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 1-28. ISBN 0-195209982

Barr, Nicholas (1994) The role of government in a market economy In: Barr, Nicholas, (ed.) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: the Transition and Beyond. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, USA, 29-50. ISBN 9780195209983

1993

Barr, Nicholas (1993) Ekonomika polityki spolecznej Wydawnictwo Akademii Ekonomicznej w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland.

Barr, Nicholas (1993) The economics of the welfare state Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Oxford, London. ISBN 029782158x

Barr, Nicholas (1993) Alternative funding resources for higher education Economic Journal, 103 (418). 718-728. ISSN 1468-0297

Barr, Nicholas (1993) Retirement pensions In: Barr, Nicholas and Whynes, David, (eds.) Current Issues in the Economics of Welfare. Macmillan, Basingstoke, 45-62. ISBN 0-333556941

Barr, Nicholas and Whynes, DK (Ed.) (1993) Current issues in the economics of welfare Current issues in welfare. Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 0-33-355694-1

Barr, Nicholas and Whynes, David (1993) Introductory issues In: Barr, Nicholas and Whynes, David, (eds.) Current Issues in the Economics of Welfare. Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1-19. ISBN 0-333556941

Barr, Nicholas (1993) Poland : income support and the social safety net during the transition A World Bank country study. World Bank, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-821323709

Barr, Nicholas and Glennerster, Howard (1993) European school systems and financing : lessons for the United States In: Thornton, Robert J and O'Brien, Anthony P, (eds.) The Economic Consequences of American Education. JAI Press, Greenwich, Connecticut ; London, 137-187. ISBN 1-559385049

Barr, Nicholas and Falkingham, Jane (1993) Paying for learning Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 094. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (1993) Income transfers in Russia : problems and some policy directions Economics of Transition, 1 (3). 317-344. ISSN 1468-0351

1992

Barr, Nicholas (1992) Income transfers and the social safety net in Russia Studies of economies in transition; paper no 4. The World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-821322680

Barr, Nicholas (1992) The social safety net during economic transition : the case of Poland The World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region, Discussion Paper ; report no. IDP-00106 (January 1992), The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Barr, Nicholas (1992) Economic theory and the welfare state: a survey and reinterpretation Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 054. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (1992) Economic theory and the welfare state : a survey and interpretation Journal of Economic Literature, 30 (2). 741-803. ISSN 0022-0515

1991

Barr, Nicholas (1991) Income support during the transition: common problems and some policies Prague Journal of Sociology, 17. 631-636.

Barr, Nicholas (1991) The objectives and attainments of pension schemes In: Wilson, T and Wilson, D, (eds.) The State and Social Welfare - the Objectives of Policy. Longman, Harlow, 143-162. ISBN 0-58-208513-6

Barr, Nicholas (1991) Income-contingent student loans : an idea whose time has come In: Shaw, G K, (ed.) Economics, Culture and Education - Essays in Honour of Mark Blaug. Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, 155-170. ISBN 1-85-278383-4

1990

Barr, Nicholas (1990) United Kingdom : administrative and social conditions In: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 16-20.

Barr, Nicholas and Barnes, AJL (1990) Policies for access, expansion and efficiency In: Watts, Ron and Greenberg, Jeff, (eds.) Post-Secondary Education : Preparation for the World of Work. Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 9781855210622

Barr, Nicholas and Coulter, F (1990) Social security : solution or problem? In: Hills, J, (ed.) The State of Welfare - the Welfare State in Britain Since 1974. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 274-337. ISBN 0-19-823305-1

Barr, Nicholas and Hills, John and Le Grand, Julian (1990) The state of welfare: the welfare state in Britain since 1974 Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198233053

1989

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Funding the National Health Service Economics, 25 (105). 4-8.

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Student loans : the next steps Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen. ISBN 0-08-037966-4

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Higher education : a suitable case for privatisation? Economic Review, 7 (2). 32-35. ISSN 0265-0290

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Student loans : the key to future reform Public Money and Management, 9 (2). 47-50. ISSN 0954-0962

Barr, Nicholas (1989) The white paper on student loans Journal of Social Policy, 18 (3). 409-417. ISSN 0047-2794

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Alternative proposals for student loans in the United Kingdom In: Woodhall, Maureen, (ed.) Financial Support for Students : Grants, Loans or Graduate Tax?. Institute of Education, London, 110-121. ISBN 1-850918899

Barr, Nicholas (1989) The welfare state as an efficiency device Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 022. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas and Glennerster, Howard and Le Grand, Julian (1989) Working for patients: the right approach? Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 040. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas (1989) Social insurance as an efficiency device Journal of Public Policy, 9 (1). 59-82. ISSN 0143-814X

Barr, Nicholas and Glennerster, Howard and Le Grand, Julian (1989) Working for patients: the right approach? Social Policy and Administration, 23 (2). 117-127. ISSN 0144-5596

Barr, Nicholas (1988) The Phillips Machine LSE Quarterly, 2 (4). 305-337. ISSN 0269-9710

Barr, Nicholas (1988) Build on a cheap and popular NHS Medeconomics, 9 (5). 101-105. ISSN 0144-4271

Barnes, John and Barr, Nicholas (1988) Strategies for higher education : the alternative white paper David Hume paper; 10. Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen. ISBN 0-080365892

Barr, Nicholas (1988) Cash benefits In: Gillie, Alan, (ed.) D345 Block 4 Unit 13 Economics and Government Policy, Unit 13 Cash Benefits. Open University Press, Milton Keynes. ISBN 0-749200731

Barr, Nicholas (1988) The mirage of private unemployment insurance Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 034. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas and Low, William (1988) Student grants and student poverty Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 028. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barr, Nicholas and Glennerster, Howard and Le Grand, Julian (1988) Reform and the National Health Service Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 032. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1987

Barr, Nicholas (1987) The economics of the welfare state Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London. ISBN 0-29-778835-3

Barr, Nicholas (1987) Strategies for income support : a simple taxonomy Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics, Welfare State Programme Research Note ; No 3, London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London.

1986

Barr, Nicholas (1986) Revenue, expenditure and the government accounts British Tax Review, 6. 340-346. ISSN 0007-1870

Cahn, Edgar S and Barr, Nicholas (1986) Service credits: a new currency for the welfare state Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 008. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1985

Prest, A R and Barr, Nicholas (1985) Public finance in theory and practice Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. ISBN 0-297787527

Barr, Nicholas (1985) Economic welfare and social justice Journal of Social Policy, 14 (2). 175-187. ISSN 0047-2794

1984

Barr, Nicholas (1984) The pensions time bomb Economic Review, 2 (1). 33-36. ISSN 0265-0290

Hutchinson, G and Barr, Nicholas and Drobny, A (1984) The employment of young males in a segmented labour market: the case of Great Britain Applied Economics, 16 (2). 187-204. ISSN 0003-6846

1981

Barr, Nicholas (1981) Empirical definitions of the poverty line Policy and Politics, 9 (1). 1-21. ISSN 0305-5736

Barr, Nicholas and Hall, RE (1981) The probability of dependence on public assistance Economica, 48 (190). 109-123. ISSN 0013-0427

Barr, Nicholas (1981) The taxation of husband and wife British Tax Review, 1981 (1). 6-9. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas (1981) Real rates of return in British manufacturing and service industries 1962-1979 In: Comparative Studies of Service Industries Between Japan and Britain. Kikai Shinko Kyokai Keizai Kenkyusho, Tokyo and Kansai Economic Research Centre, Osaka.

1980

Barr, Nicholas (1980) The taxation of married women's incomes, II British Tax Review, 1980 (6). 478-490. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas (1980) The taxation of married women's incomes, I British Tax Review, 1980 (5). 398-412. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas (1980) Health care and education in Britain In: Comparative Studies of Service Industries Between Japan and Britain. Kikai Shinko Kyokai Keizai Kenkyusho, Tokyo and Kansai Economic Research Centre, Osaka.

1979

Barr, Nicholas (1979) Myths my Grandpa taught me Three Banks Review, 124. 27-55. ISSN 0040-649X

Prest, A R and Barr, Nicholas (1979) Public finance in theory and practice Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. ISBN 0-297776495

Barr, Nicholas and Hutchinson, G and Drobny, A (1979) A sequential approach to the dynamic specification of the demand for young male labour in Great Britain Working paper ; no. 60, Queen Mary College, Department of Economics, London.

Barr, Nicholas and Hutchinson, Gillian (1979) Quantitative and qualitative identification of the target group In: Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training : a Report on Occupational Choice and Motivation of Young People , Their Vocational T. European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin, 9-119.

1978

Barr, Nicholas and Carrier, John (1978) Women's aid groups: the economic case for state assistance to battered wives Policy and Politics, 6 (3). 333-350. ISSN 0305-5736

Barr, Nicholas (1978) Taxation benefits and pay : action on the social division of welfare In: Brown, Muriel and Baldwin, Sally, (eds.) The Year Book of Social Policy in Britain 1977. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 228-244.

1977

Barr, Nicholas (1977) PAYE codes in 1977-78 British Tax Review, 6. 321-324. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas and James, SR and Prest, AR (1977) Self-assessment for income tax Heinemann Educational for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. ISBN 0-435-840-606

1975

Barr, Nicholas and Hall, RE (1975) The taxation of earnings under public assistance Economica, 42 (168). 373-384. ISSN 0013-0427

Barr, Nicholas (1975) Labour's pension plan : a lost opportunity British Tax Review, 2. 107-113. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas (1975) Real rates of return to financial assets since the war Three Banks Review, 107. 23-43. ISSN 0040-649X

Barr, Nicholas (1975) Labour's pension plan: a lost opportunity II British Tax Review, 3. 155-174. ISSN 0007-1870

Barr, Nicholas (1975) Negative income taxation and the redistribution of income Oxford Bulletin of Economic and Statistics, 37 (1). 29-48. ISSN 0305-9049

1974

Barr, Nicholas and Roper, John (1974) Tax credits : an optimistic appraisal Three Banks Review, 101. 24-45. ISSN 0040-649X

Barr, Nicholas and Hall, RE (1974) The probability of dependence on public assistance MIT Department of Economics working paper ; no 131, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics, Cambridge, Mass., USA.


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