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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (4): 709–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Gregory R. Woirol Despite lack of support from professional economists, the idea of a tax on labor-saving machinery as a policy to help displaced workers had widespread popular appeal in the US throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s. A response to concerns about technological unemployment...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to guarantee the absorption of tech- nologically displaced workers (Neisser 1942; Lange 1945). The answer, as stated most concretely in two late 1940s doctoral dissertations that mark the end of the technological unemployment debates, was in Keynes- ian macroeconomic policies to maintain full employment...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (2): 223–244.
Published: 01 June 1985
... of cyclical unemployment. At the same time, he would encounter strong criticisms of notions like frictional and technological un- employment. He would find the phrase catallactic unemployment in prac- tically every discussion. And there would be practically no mention of how unemployment...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (1): 27–42.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and businessman. Wicksell recommended three policy measures. First, the general price level should be held as constant as possible. Second, the most effective measure to “fight unemployment” would be “the extension of cheap credit to businessmen who would like to produce for inventory during reces...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2020
... blamed technological change for unemployment. In response, engineers sought to instill undergraduates with a self-glorifying economic history that credited engineering for all civilized progress and prosperity. Their rhetoric positioned engineers as the embodiment of disciplined rationality, the problem...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (3): 445–496.
Published: 01 September 1997
... , Sumner H. [1920] 1961 . Industrial Morale. In Slichter 1961. Slichter , Sumner H. . [1929] 1961 . The Current Labor Policies of American Industries. In Slichter 1961. Slichter , Sumner H. . [1932] 1961 . Technological Unemployment—Lines of Action, Adaptation, and Control. In Slichter...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 1972
.... It emerges that crises depend on the interaction of three factors: the rate of change of technology and accumulation, the rapidity with which the economy adjusts to new technology and higher rates of accumulation, and the level of unemployment at which a crisis erupts. I...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (5): 947–962.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and its construction showed great skill and . . . for its time it was a technologi- cally sophisticated analogue computer (589). In the next section, The Phillips Curve and Policy Making, Forder goes into many of the points that he has argued in other publications, particularly Forder 2014. Since...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 334–355.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the rate of growth of real output per head you have to change the rate of technological progress.” Signifi cantly, such improvements stood largely outside the model’s explanatory purview, as follows from the statement that policy measures “involve considerations quite outside the model we have been...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (3): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 1989
... transformation of the distribu- tional argument of the Principles by examining the effect of Ricardo’s new conclusions about technological unemployment on the policy prescription most often associated with the Principles, namely, the cancellation of im- port duties on corn. Free international trade...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 March 1985
... strongly to loan expenditure for public investment as a remedy for unemployment. The shift in policy already discerned in Can Lloyd George do it? is accentuated. The 1933 pamphlet on policy foreshadows the 1936 General theory much as Ricardo’s 18 15 pamphlet on profits foreshadowed his 18 17...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 1987
..., From New Era to New Deal: Herbert Hoover, the economists, and American economic policy, 19214933 (Cambridge, 1985). 4. The key features of this position were set out in the autumn of 1921 in the Report of the President’s Conference on Unemployment (Washington, 1921). They were subsequently...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (4): 619–653.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of unemployment. The creation of public jobs would be instrumental in fulfilling this goal. However, the most radical part was the inclusion of a legal and enforceable “right” to employment. In October 1973, Hawkins and Paul Bullock organized a “symposium on full employment policy” at the University...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (1): 174–177.
Published: 01 March 1979
... is devoted to contemporary economic stabilization policy. Robbins predictably deprecates fine-tuning and controls, concludes that monetary policy has been underutilized relative to fiscal policy, and frets more about inflation than unemployment. He is par- ticularly explicit on the goal...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (1): 89–121.
Published: 01 March 1977
... and to Parliament earlier, in 1932-33. These were, first, a study by Alf Johansson, Wage Trends and Unemployment, then Gunnar Myrdal’s monograph on Economic Effects of Fiscal Policy, and shortly thereaf- ter Bertil Ohlin’s study, Monetary Policy, Public Works, Subsidies and Targfs as Measures Against...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 77–98.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of industry, including occupational dis- eases, industrial accidents, costs involved in female and child labor, and technological and cyclical unemployment (Kapp 1963). The issue of industrial accidents was given vast importance in the ear- lier institutionalist literature. Institutionalists...
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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (2): 207–234.
Published: 01 June 1988
... of unemployment in order to isolate conceptually one particular component of special interest. Cyclical unemployment is the major focus of macroeconomic and monetary theory. Traditionally, theo- rizing about what causes unemployment of this category or about how it 34. This policy prescription...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (1): 036–049.
Published: 01 March 1973
... policy in 1961 that Tobin mentions was the opposition to government spending, especially def - icit spending. As their first step in overcoming this obstacle, the Ken- nedy Council established a definite numerical f ull-employment target, the unemployment rate of 4 percent. As Tobin says...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (2): 294–296.
Published: 01 June 1983
... the government to stimulate economic activity. Recovery brings unaccept- ably high rates of inflation, which convince the government to pursue a policy of restraint. Restraint brings back the unemployment, and the cycle has gone full circle. This sounds like the real world. While Professor Robinson...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (2): 219–222.
Published: 01 June 1985
... of Meltzer’s reinterpretation is that it makes the existence of Keynesian involuntary unemployment entirely compatible with market-clearing equilibrium in the labour market, as involuntary unem- ployment is regarded as the difference between the technologically deter- mined “maximum” level...