Unemployment, Labour-Market Reform and Monetary Union
AbstractThe paper analyses various mechanism through which monetary union in Euroep may affect unemployment. The focus is on the political incentives for labour-market reform. There will be more reform outside than inside the EMU to the extent that a national inflation bias can be reduced. But if there is a precautionary motive for low average unemployment in order to reduce the utility cost of macroeconomic variability, there could be more reform in a monetary union.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 639.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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UNEMPLOYMENT ; LABOUR MARKET ; MONETARY AREAS ; MONETARY POLICY;
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