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Jobs in a recession: now would be a good time for the government to conduct infrastructure projects but a bad time to cut unemployment benefits

Michaillat, Pascal (2012) Jobs in a recession: now would be a good time for the government to conduct infrastructure projects but a bad time to cut unemployment benefits. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 May 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Pascal Michaillat discusses research on employment during recessions, arguing against unemployment benefit cuts as a tool to incentivise job-seeking and suggesting that public employment is especially effective at stimulating the economy – without crowding out the private sector – at any time when the labour market is depressed.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J48 - Public Policy
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 11:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48318/

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