Unemployment and Growth in the Western Economies

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Unemployment and Growth in the Western Economies

Edited by Andrew J. Pierre
Council on Foreign Relations, 1984
128 pp. $5.95

The combined experience of the authors-Marina Whitman, Raymond Barre, James Tobin and Shirley Williams-helps give variety to their judgments about what is significant about unemployment and what ought to be done about it. Their prescriptions converge on some points but show some fundamental differences as to what can be achieved by macroeconomic policy and what calls for a more structural approach.

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