Unemployment, innovation and R&D: introduction
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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Volume (Year): 29 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
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