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From Full Employment to the Natural Rate of Unemployment: A Survey

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On its face, unemployment seems to be a concept easy to grasp. But when one looks closer, the intricacies are numerous and assump-tions are multiple. Nowadays, the New Classical School is a bit closer to New Keynesianism than ever before. It still has a strong footprint in Monetarism, since in the long run, there is no interest in stabilizing an economy. But unlike the Classical school, the New Classical School concedes that in the short run things are much more complicated. If Keynes was right when he said, “in the long run, we are all dead,” one may even conclude that the New Classi-cal School is far more Keynesian than it first appears.

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  • Thierry Warin, 2006. "From Full Employment to the Natural Rate of Unemployment: A Survey," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0601, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
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    full employment; underemployment; unemployment; natural rate hypothesis; natural rate of unemployment;
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    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
    • N0 - Economic History - - General

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