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Unemployment, innovation and R&D: introduction


  • Antonio Garofalo
  • François Rycx
  • Concetto Paolo Vinci


Purpose - This paper aims to introduce the contributions in this special issue on “Unemployment, innovation and R&D”, and provide a brief outline of the international conference organised by the Applied Econometrics Association on “Policies against Unemployment”. Design/methodology/approach - The paper is descriptive in nature. Findings - The papers presented in this special issue shed some light on the key determinants of unemployment levels, and help to identify policies that can tackle unemployment successfully. Originality/value - Some radically different approaches to the issue of tackling unemployment are presented. The special issue, of which this paper is a part, provides further new evidence on the impact of innovation and R&D on employment/unemployment and unemployment persistence.

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  • Antonio Garofalo & François Rycx & Concetto Paolo Vinci, 2008. "Unemployment, innovation and R&D: introduction," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 29(3), pages 192-197, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:29:y:2008:i:3:p:192-197

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