Wages and Employment Policy 1936-1985

1st Edition

Russell Jones

Routledge
Published November 27, 2018
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9780367024925 - CAT# K404802
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Labour Economics

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Summary

First published in 1987. This fascinating study provides an understanding of the failings of the post-war era of active macroeconomic policy-making, and only by a better comprehension of past failings can we hope to provide the successful policies for the present and future. The book takes as its primary bench mark an analysis of Keynes’s conception of the wages problem at or near full employment in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. It then depicts the developments in official thinking and policy with regard to this problem as the confidence in Keynesian principles waxed and waned over the period.

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