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  1. Regulation and the qualifications market

    Authors: 
    Ben Jones

    The paper is in four main sections. “A theoretical framework from economics” introduces the conceptual framework of economics, in which the qualifications industry is seen as an operational market....

  2. Public service markets: their economics, institutional oversight and regulation

    Authors: 
    Xeni Dassiou, Peter Langham, Charles Nancarrow, Alex Scharaschkin and Dan Ward

    Public services in the United Kingdom have been transformed over the past 25 years with the introduction of market-oriented solutions into their provision. This has been characterized by a shift away from state provision to independent providers, and by the introduction of competition and choice....