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Causes of the 1980s Slump in Europe

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  • J.-P. Fitoussi

    (University of Paris)

  • E. S. Phelps

    (Columbia University)

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UNEMPLOYMENT in Europe has reached levels in this decade that have not been seen since the Great Depression. The annual unemployment rate in the European Economic Community rose sharply in 1981 and continued rising to its 1984-85 plateau. In contrast, the U.S. unemployment rate, which also rose to a postwar record level, nearly regained its 1980 level by 1985, as shown below.
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  • J.-P. Fitoussi & E. S. Phelps, 1986. "Causes of the 1980s Slump in Europe," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 17(2), pages 487-520.
  • Handle: RePEc:bin:bpeajo:v:17:y:1986:i:1986-2:p:487-520
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    1. Bennett T. McCallum, 1987. "The case for rules in the conduct of monetary policy: a concrete example," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue Sep, pages 10-18.
    2. Froot, Kenneth A & Klemperer, Paul D, 1989. "Exchange Rate Pass-Through When Market Share Matters," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(4), pages 637-654, September.
    3. Howard R. Vane & Chris Mulhearn, 2009. "Interview with Edmund S. Phelps," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 23(3), pages 109-124, Summer.

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