Welfare State Unemployment: A Comment

2012-02-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Allan Meltzer

Charles Bean has written an informative discussion of unemployment that brings to a larger audience some parts of his comprehensive discussion of European unemployment. Bean (1994) His current paper also discusses the role that policy might take to reduce unemployment. I will put policy issues aside initially to concentrate on the causes of unemployment. I begin by stating and commenting on four main points about the causes of unemployment that I draw from his work, particularly his survey paper.