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Economics - Population Economics | Fighting Europe’s Unemployment in the 1990s

Fighting Europe’s Unemployment in the 1990s

Giersch, Herbert (Ed.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996, XIV, 240 pp. 19 figs., 23 tabs.

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Following the five books listed above on an earlier page, the Egon­ Sohmen-Foundation herewith submits its sixth volume. Once again, it is a collection of academic papers that were discussed at a symposium sponsored by the Foundation and subsequently revised. Readers not familiar with the Foundation may be interested to know that it was established in 1987 by Helmut Sohmen of Hong Kong in memory of his late brother, Egon Sohmen (1930-1977). Egon Soh­ men was an international economist highly respected in North America and in Europe, notably for his work on flexible exchange rates and on the economics of allocation and competition. Born in Linz (Austria) and educated as an economist in Vienna, Tiibingen, and Cambridge, Mass., Egon Sohmen held teaching posts in several places (M.I.T., Yale, Frankfurt, Saarbriicken, Minnesota, and Heidelberg). As an active participant in numerous international con­ ferences and workshops, he truly belonged to the international research community of his time and age cohort. His lasting reputation greatly helped me to convene the active participants of this symposium.

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Keywords » Eastern Europe - Employment - Geschichte und Analyse der Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa - History and Analysis of Europe's Unemployment Problem - Policy Implications for Reducing Unemployment - Politische Maßnahmen zur Bekämpfung der Arbeitslosigkeit - Theory der Arbeitslosigkeit - Theory of Unemployment - economic policy - foreign trade - labor market - migration - unemployment - welfare - welfare state

Related subjects » International Economics / European Integration - Population Economics

Table of contents 

I: The Historical Record.- Unemployment and the Structure of Labor Markets: The Long View.- Doing It Right? The U.S. Labor Market Response to the 1980s–1990s.- Unemployment in the OECD and Its Remedies.- II: Europe’s Present Unemployment Crisis.- Immigration and the European Labor Markets.- Foreign Trade, Wages, and Unemployment.- Unemployment and the Crisis of the German Model:A Long-Term Interpretation.- III: Current Policy Issues.- Reforming the Welfare State in Western Europe.- Lessons for Employment and Growth in Western Europe.- Unemployment in Central and Eastern Europe: East Meets West.- About the Authors.

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