Twenty papers, all but one previously published, explore the causes of unemployment and possible remedies for it. Papers discuss why the author is an economist; wage rigidity and unemployment in OECD countries; the labor market; vacancies; whether long-term unemployment reduces a person's chance of a job; mismatch; European versus U.S. unemployment; why unemployment persists; whether achieving greater labor market flexibility is enough in combating unemployment; the causes of graduate unemployment in India; the causes and cures of unemployment in Britain; what should be done to prevent long-term unemployment; the efficiency case for long-run labor market policies; the case for subsidizing extra jobs; whether incomes policy is the answer to unemployment; the real effects of tax-based incomes policies; how to end pay leapfrogging; whether unemployment is lower if unions bargain over employment; and why the European economy must temporarily grow faster than its sustainable long-run growth rate in order to reduce unemployment. Layard is Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Index.
Layard, R. (1999). Tackling Unemployment. Tackling Unemployment. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230379206