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Making the Economy Work - Jon Shields

Making the Economy Work

Paperback Published: 27th October 1989
ISBN: 9780333471333
Number Of Pages: 290

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This volume and its companion "Conquering Unemployment: The Case for Economic Growth" examine major aspects of the Employment Institute's published output in its first three years of operation. The Institute is a research organization founded to promote study and debate on the problems of unemployment and to encourage research into the best methods of reducing unemployment figures without setting in motion an inflationary upsurge. The book contains a series of essays covering both macroeconomic and microeconomic solutions to explain why alternative prescriptions to monetarism could have avoided the massive surge of unemployment in the 1980s. Contributors suggest possible structural reforms which would permit the economy to be expanded further without rekindling inflation and allow a lower level of unemployment to be sustained. Two innovations are explored in the field of wage-setting: profit-sharing between employees and share-holders, and the use of either tax incentives to employers or agreements with unions to restrain wage increases. The book takes a fresh look at regional policy and evaluates the case for concentrating financial aid on small firms. A new approach to reabsorbing the million long-term unemployed back into the labour market is outlined and costed.

Introduction, Jon Shields; the case for profit-sharing, Martin Weitzman; profit-sharing and employment - some doubts, Sushil Wadhwani; profit-sharing, motivation and company performance, Saul Estrin; collective bargaining, economic management and employment, David Basnett; an incomes policy to help the unemployed, Richard Layard and Stephen Nickell; regional policy and the north-south divide, Harvey Armstrong and Jim Taylor; are small firms the answer to unemployment?, David Storey and Stephen Johnson; a job guarantee for long-term unemployed people, Richard Jackman et al.

ISBN: 9780333471333
ISBN-10: 0333471334
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th October 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1