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Wage behaviour and unemployment in Keynes' and New Keynesians' views: A comparison

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  • Nicola Meccheri

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The paper compares different strands of New Keynesian Economics with regard to Keynes' original work. Two issues are analysed in detail. First, the explanations provided by Keynes and New Keynesians of nominal and real wage behaviour. Second, the different theories concerning the ability of flexible nominal wages in assuring full employment. It is argued that, although involuntary unemployment is a central problem both in Keynes' and New Keynesians' views, referring to the role of nominal and real wages in explaining unemployment, New Keynesians theories present important features that differ, sometimes substantially, from the concepts developed by Keynes in his General Theory.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 701-724

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Keywords: J.M. Keynes; new Keynesian economics; nominal wages; real wages; unemployment;

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