Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market

Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market

by Richard R. G. Layard, Stephen Nickell, P. R. Layard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198284349

ISBN-13: 9780198284345

Pub. Date: 12/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a broad survey of unemployment. Explaining what has happened to employment levels in the industrialized countries in the 1970s and 1980s, the authors discuss why unemployment is so high and why it has fluctuated so wildly, how unemployment affects inflation, and whether full employment can ever be combined

Overview

Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a broad survey of unemployment. Explaining what has happened to employment levels in the industrialized countries in the 1970s and 1980s, the authors discuss why unemployment is so high and why it has fluctuated so wildly, how unemployment affects inflation, and whether full employment can ever be combined with price stability. For each issue it develops a relevant theory, followed by extensive empirical analysis, drawing on material from both Europe and America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198284345
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to New Edition
Preface to First Edition
1. Overview
The Microfoundations
2. Wage-Bargaining and Unions
3. Efficiency Wages
4. Wage Behaviour: the Evidence
5. Job Search: the Duration of Unemployment
6. Mismatch: the Structure of Unemployment
7. The Pricing and Employment Behaviour of Firms
The Macroeconomic Outcome
8. The Macroeconomics of Unemployment
9. Explaining Post-war Unemployment in OECD Countries
Policy Implications
10. Policies to Cut Unemployment
Annexes
Discussion Questions
References

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