Barriers to Full Employment

Papers from a conference sponsored by the Labour Market Policy section of the International Institute of Management of the Wissenschaftszentrum of Berlin

  • J. A. Kregel
  • Egon Matzner
  • Alessandro Roncaglia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. J. A. Kregel, Egon Matzner, Alessandro Roncaglia
      Pages 1-5
  3. Theoretical Barriers to Full Employment

  4. Financial Markets and Fiscal Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Alois Guger, Ewald Walterskirchen
      Pages 103-140
  5. Public Labour Market Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  6. Welfare State Regulation, Industrial Relations Technology and the Environment

  7. The Interplay between Economic and Institutional Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
  8. A Summing Up and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 351-362

About this book


In the mid-1980s the world's industrialised economies entered their second decade of stagnant growth and mass unemployment paralleled only by the Great Slump. Neo-conservative policies, which replaced traditional Keynesian remedies, have been no more successful in halting the inexorable increase in unemployment: the stigma of failure to deal with unemployment has touched governments of all political extractions from Conservative to Liberal to Social-Democratic. New perspectives on the unemployment problem are needed and this book provides them.


employment financial markets fiscal policy growth industrial relations Keynes labor market macroeconomics monetary policy unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Kregel
    • 1
  • Egon Matzner
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alessandro Roncaglia
    • 4
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBologna CenterItaly
  2. 2.Technical University of ViennaAustria
  3. 3.The Labour Market Policy SectionInternational Institute of ManagementBerlinGermany
  4. 4.University of RomeItaly

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