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Mit expansiver Lohnpolitik die Beschäftigung erhöhen? : Anmerkungen zu der "Münchhausen-Theorie"

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  • Willi Leibfritz
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    Der vorliegende Artikel befaßt sich mit der Frage, ob es mit höheren Löhnen gelingen kann die Nachfrage und somit den Konsum zu erhöhen, also sich am eigenen Schopf aus dem Sumpf zu ziehen wie Münchhausen. Der Autor erläutert dies anhand eines Rechenbeispiels und dem Vergleich mit den USA und kommt zu dem Ergebnis, daß sich eine expansive Lohnpolitik keineswegs als nachfrageorientiert erweist, wenn man die gesamtwirtschaftliche Nachfrage und nicht nur die binnenwirtschaftliche Nachfrage im Auge hat. Als beschäftigungsorientiert erweist sich diese Politik schon gar nicht, denn zahlreiche Untersuchungen zeigen, daß die Nachfrage nach Arbeitskräften um so mehr zunimmt, je höher das Wirtschaftswachstum ist und je geringer die realen Lohnkosten für die jeweilige Tätigkeit sind.

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    Article provided by ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

    Volume (Year): 51 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 36 (October)
    Pages: 24-32

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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:51:y:1998:i:36:p:24-32
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