Date of Original Version

8-1994

Type

Response or Comment

Abstract or Description

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.

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Reducing Unemployment: Current Issues and Policy Options, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.