The Natural Rate of Unemployment

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Reflections on 25 Years of the Hypothesis

By by Rod Cross, Olivier Blanchard

Sub Title : Reflections on 25 Years of the Hypothesis

Written by : by Rod Cross, Olivier Blanchard

Subject Category : Economics

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For 25 years, theory about the causes of, and possible solutions to, the problem of unemployment has been dominated by Phelps' and Friedman's natural rate of unemployment hypothesis. This postulates that the equilibrium rate of unemployment consistent with steady inflation is determined by structural variables: sustainable reductions in unemployment can be achieved only by measures to change underlying microeconomic structures, such as benefit and pay bargaining systems. Belief in the hypothesis has faltered since the 1980s, the hypothesis being unable to explain the dramatic upward shifts in European unemployment rates. These essays reflect upon the fundamental structures underlying the hypothesis, assess the related evidence, and look forwards, suggesting possible modifications. In contrast to the single rate postulated by the natural rate hypothesis, several of the contributors propose that there are ranges of unemployment rates consistent with steady inflation. Cambridge University Press; June 1995 ISBN 9781139240932 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Natural Rate of Unemployment Author: Rod Cross (ed.); Olivier Blanchard (other) Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand Business > Economics > Macroeconomics Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 1139240935 9780521483308 9781139240932 In The Press " The 17 essays in this volume discuss the theoretical foundations, dynamics, empirical status, and political economy of the natural rate hypothesis. They reflect the vigor with which we might expect both proponents and critics to discuss a concept of such central importance. Cross should be applauded for the breadth of his perspective on the natural rate. He has marshalled a wide variety of papers into a volume that is particularly good at highlighting recent advances and which, ultimately, no macroeconomist will want to be without." Mark Setterfield, Eastern Economic Journal

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand Business - Economics - Macroeconomics Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management Business - Economics - Theory

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1139240935 - 9780521483308 - 9781139240932

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" The 17 essays in this volume discuss the theoretical foundations, dynamics, empirical status, and political economy of the natural rate hypothesis. They reflect the vigor with which we might expect both proponents and critics to discuss a concept of such central importance. Cross should be applauded for the breadth of his perspective on the natural rate. He has marshalled a wide variety of papers into a volume that is particularly good at highlighting recent advances and which, ultimately, no macroeconomist will want to be without." Mark Setterfield, Eastern Economic Journal

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Cambridge University Press