Monetary Policy and Unemployment: The Us, Euro-Area and Japan

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This book pulls together papers presented at a conference in honour of the 1981 Nobel Prize Winner for Economic Science, the late James Tobin. Among the contributors are Olivier Blanchard, Edmund Phelps, Charles Goodhart and Marco Buti.
One of the main aims of the conference was to discuss what potential role monetary policy has on economic activity and unemployment reduction in three key currency zones - the United States, European Union and Japan.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Monetary policy and unemployment 9
3 Some notes on monetary policy and unemployment 16
4 The long stagnation of the Japanese economy during the 1990s and macroeconomic policies 20
5 The role of shocks and institutions in the rise of European unemployment : the aggregate evidence 25
6 Labor market institutions and unemployment in Europe : a comment on Blanchard and Wolfers 57
7 Labor market dynamics in the Euro-area : a model-based sensitivity analysis 64
8 The structuralist perspective on real exchange rate, share price level, and employment path : what room is left for money? 107
9 The long stagnation and monetary policy in Japan : a theoretical explanation 133
10 Monetary policy, the labor market, and pegged exchange rates : a study of the German economy 166
11 The constitutional position of the Central Bank 207
12 Activist stabilization policy and inflation : the Taylor rule in the 1970s 218
13 The Fed's monetary policy rule : past, present, and future 238
14 What is the impact of tax and welfare reforms on fiscal stabilizers? : a simple model and an application to EMU 252
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