Fighting Europe’s Unemployment in the 1990s

  • Herbert Giersch
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Historical Record

  3. Europe’s Present Unemployment Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Charles Wyplosz
      Pages 71-91
    3. Richard N. Cooper
      Pages 93-117
  4. Current Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Roland Vaubel
      Pages 159-182
    3. Henri R. Sneessens
      Pages 183-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-240

About these proceedings


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Giersch
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiel Institute of World EconomicsKielGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64710-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61134-6
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