Wages Policy under Full Employment

Wages Policy under Full Employment

Wages Policy under Full Employment

Wages Policy under Full Employment

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The aim of this book is to make available to the English reading public some Swedish contributions to the discussion of a major problem. Now that full employment has become a generally accepted aim of economic policy, the question of wage policy needs examination, if only because of the difficulties inherent in the adoption of a full employment policy. These difficulties are obvious enough, but unfortunately many authors have passed them by, so that relatively little has been written on the subject in English. If this book, which is intended for a far wider circle than merely that of the professional economists, stimulates further discussion it will have served its purpose.

The authors are all economists. Professor Lundberg is chief of the Konjunkturinstitut (Business Cycle Research Institute) in Stockholm, where the other three contributors have been, or are working. Mr. Meidner and Mr. Rehn are employed by the Swedish T.U.C. (Landsorganisationen), and specialize in labour economics. Mr. Wickman is a specialist in welfare economics. The articles originally appeared in the Social Democratic monthly Tiden and in the Swedish . . .

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