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Il 03.05.2017

Wage norms, capital accumulation, and unemployment: a post-Keynesian view

Engelbert Stockhammer - Kingston University

The Institute of Economics will hold the next meeting of its Seminar Series on Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Engelbert Stockhammer, from the Kingston University, will present the paper Wage norms, capital accumulation, and unemployment: a post-Keynesian view.

Abstract:

The paper presents a post-Keynesian view of unemployment. It argues, first, that the effective labour demand need not be downward sloping with respect to real wages, and aggregate demand need not be downward sloping with respect to inflation; second, that there is a broad case for unemployment hysteresis, understood as endogeneity of the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU), based on social norms in wage bargaining and on the supply-side effects of capital accumulation; and, third, that, much as Keynes argued, capital investment (rather than labour-market institutions) is the key variable to explain changes in aggregate unemployment performance across countries and over time. Overall, the paper advocates a Keynesian view of the NAIRU, where effective demand determines unemployment in the short run and the deviation of actual unemployment from the NAIRU determines the change in inflation. In the medium term the NAIRU is endogenous and follows actual unemployment.

 

INFORMAZIONI:

Seminario

Date:
Il 03.05.2017

Orari:
Da 14:00

Contatto:
Francesco Lamperti
Mail:  f.lamperti@santannapisa.it

Luogo evento:
Sede centrale - Aula 8
P.zza Martiri della Libertà, 33
56127 Pisa
Italia
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