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Economic policies

Jackman, Richard (1995) Economic policies. CEP discussion papers, CEPDP0265. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science,, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper discusses employment policy in the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe. It argues that unemployment has arisen as a consequence of economy-wide shocks rather than as part of the process of reallocation of labour between sectors. Hence policies such as tax-based incomes policy, to restrain wage growth, and selective financial support of enterprises can slow down the inflow into unemployment without impeding the process of restructuring. Likewise active labour market policies can be most successful if aimed at direct job creation rather than at improving labour mobility across sectors.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1995 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Collections > LSE Financial Markets Group (FMG) Working Papers
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CEPDP0265
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2149/

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