Recent Developments in the Theory of Involuntary Unemployment

Title

Recent Developments in the Theory of Involuntary Unemployment

Year

1990

Abstract

This monograph provides a relatively nontechnical summary of the prominent theories of unemployment that have emerged since 1960: search, disequilibrium, implicit contracts, efficiency wage, and insider/outsider models. Davidson focuses on the overall purpose of each line of research, reviewing selected articles on each of the theories. He then offers clear descriptions that make the topics readily accessible to both students and nonspecialists.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (334 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Search Theory
  3. Non-Walrasian Equilibria
  4. Implicit Contracts
  5. More on Wage Rigidity: Efficiency Wages and Insider/Outsider Workers
  6. Conclusion

ISBN

9780880991063 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics

Recent Developments in the Theory of Involuntary Unemployment

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Citation

Davidson, Carl. 1990. Recent Developments in the Theory of Involuntary Unemployment. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.