This research focuses on labour market policy responses to globalisation in OECD countries. This involves:
1) a critical assessment of the policy analyses provided by the OECD in its ongoing "Jobs Strategy" research,
2) an examination of the impact of OECD recommendations on national policy, and
3) an assessment of the extent to which adopting OECD recommendations improves labour market performance in response to globalization.
Relevant recent papers:
Stephen McBride, Kathy McNutt and Russell Williams, (2008). "The OECD Jobs Strategy- An Empirical Critique," in Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride, The OECD and Transnational Governance, (UBC Press).
Stephen McBride, Russell Williams, and Kathleen McNutt, (2007), "Continuing the Debate about the OECD 'Jobs Strategy': Labour Market Globalization," in Simon Lee and Stephen McBride (eds.), Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance, (Springer), pp. 79-94.
Stephen McBride and Russell Alan Williams, (2001), "Globalization, the Restructuring of Labour Markets and Policy Convergence," Global Social Policy, Vol. 1 (3), pp. 281-309.