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Commitment To Full Employment

Author : Aaron W. Warner
ISBN : 9781317474074
Genre : Business & Economics
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The 15 papers collected in this book encompass important macroeconomic theories and policies espoused by 1996 Nobel laureate economist William S. Vickrey and his associates. Vickrey wrote a number of papers in the last few years of his life elucidating his "commitment to full employment" as a prerequisite for a decent standard of living for all. Drawing on the foundation of Vickrey's work, the contributors expand and elaborate on issues relative to full employment theory and policy, and on related macro-policy issues.

Working For Full Employment

Author : John Philpott
ISBN : 9781134763382
Genre : Business & Economics
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After more than twenty years of mass unemployment in Britain and throughout much of Europe can the aspiration of "jobs for all" once again become a reality? Working for Full Employment considers the feasibility of full employment in a modern market economy. The book is written by a group of experts who were pivotal in pushing full employment up the political agenda in the mid 1990's. They identify the hard choices which policy makers must face and discuss why full employment has been so elusive for the past twenty years. The authors examine: * The effects of new technology and increased trade * The increased participation of women in the labour market * The impact of labour market regulation on employment * Worksharing * How welfare reform can help the long term unemployed into jobs * The role of industrial policy * Reform of pay bargaining Well informed and accessible, this book is a valuable contribution to the developing debate on labour market policy.

Inclusive Growth Full Employment And Structural Change

Author : Jesus Felipe
ISBN : 9780857289582
Genre : Business & Economics
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‘Inclusive Growth, Full Employment, and Structural Change: Implications and Policies for Developing Asia’ discusses policies to achieve inclusive growth in developing Asia, including agriculture, investment, certain state interventions, monetary, fiscal, and the role of the state as employer of last resort. Felipe argues that full employment of the labor force is the key to delivering inclusive growth. Full employment is the most direct way to improve the well-being of the people, especially of the most disadvantaged. Since unemployment and underemployment are pervasive in many parts of the region, Asian leaders must commit to the goal of full employment. The book also analyzes the region's phenomenal growth in recent decades in terms of structural transformation. Accelerating it is vital for the continued growth of developing Asia. But efforts to achieve full employment might be held back given that structural transformation requires massive labor shifts across sectors, and these are difficult to coordinate. Moreover, the goal of full employment was abandoned in the 1970s, and governments and central banks have since concentrated on keeping inflation low.

What Can Britain Learn From Sweden S Commitment To Full Employment

Author : Peter Raymond Robinson
ISBN : CORNELL:31924078716846
Genre : Business & Economics
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Full Employment Abandoned

Author : William Mitchell
ISBN : 9781848441422
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book by William Mitchell and Joan Muysken is both important and timely. It deals with the issue of the abandonment of full employment as an objective of economic policy in the OECD countries. It argues persuasively that macroeconomic policy has been restrictive over the recent, and not so recent past, and has produced substantial open and disguised unemployment. But the authors show how a job guarantee policy can enable workers, who would otherwise be unemployed, to earn a wage and not depend on welfare support. If such a policy is fully supported by appropriate fiscal and monetary programmes, it can create full employment with price stability, which the authors label as a Non-Accelerating-Inflation-Buffer Employment Ratio (NAIBER). This book is essential reading for any one wishing to understand how we can return to full employment as the normal state of affairs. Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, UK This book dismantles the arguments used by policy makers to justify the abandonment of full employment as a valid goal of national governments. Bill Mitchell and Joan Muysken trace the theoretical analysis of the nature and causes of unemployment over the last 150 years and argue that the shift from involuntary to natural rate conceptions of unemployment since the 1960s has driven an ideological backlash against Keynesian policy interventions. The authors contend that neo-liberal governments now consider unemployment to be an individual problem rather than a reflection of systemic policy failure and that they are content to use unemployment as a policy instrument to control inflation and coerce the unemployed with work tests and compliance programmes rather than provide sufficient employment. They present a comprehensive theoretical and empirical critique of this policy approach, with a refreshing new framework for understanding modern monetary economies. The authors show that the reinstatement of full employment with price stability is a viable policy goal that can be achieved by activist fiscal policy through the introduction of a Job Guarantee. Full Employment Abandoned will appeal to graduate and postgraduate students and researchers of economics and politics with an interest in macroeconomic policy and the labour market, particularly unemployment and neo-liberal policy frameworks.

Employment And Labour Market Policies In Transition Economies

Author : Alena Nešporová
ISBN : 9221116735
Genre : Europe, Central
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Full Employment And Price Stability

Author : William Spencer Vickrey
ISBN : UCSC:32106017728830
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This collection of Vickrey's writings is primarily concerned with macro policy issues, and thus includes some of his lesser-known work. It is a collection that Bill would have wanted to get out to the public because he felt that a solid macro policy was necessary to create a foundation of equity and efficiency before one can even start talking about micro policy.' - From the preface by David Colander, Middlebury College, US Collecting Nobel Laureate William S. Vickrey's articles on macroeconomic theory and policy written towards the end of his career, this volume demonstrates his enduring commitment to full employment and price stability, and his rejection of conventional macroeconomic theorizing. William Vickrey never lost hope that sensible macroeconomic policy could be understood and implemented, a faith inspired by his humanistic vision of a better world for all and his belief that common sense would ultimately prevail. Advocating sensible economic policies, this collection will offer much of value to heterodox and orthodox economists, graduate economics students and also policymakers.

Full Employment And Balanced Growth Act Of 1976

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Manpower, Compensation and Health and Safety
ISBN : LOC:00186340243
Genre : Full employment policies
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A Congressional Conference On A Full Employment Policy An Examination Of Its Implications

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee
ISBN : MINN:31951003047841K
Genre : Full employment policies
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Equal Opportunity And Full Employment

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Equal Opportunities
ISBN : LOC:00186326301
Genre : Full employment policies
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