The Great Recession’s long-term damage

Laurence Ball, 1 July 2014



According to macroeconomics textbooks, a fall in aggregate demand causes a recession in which output drops below potential output – the normal level of production given the economy’s resources and technology. This effect is temporary, however.

Topics: Global crisis
Tags: Great Recession, growth, hysteresis, OECD, potential output, unemployment

Can temporary in-work support help the long-term unemployed enter sustained work?

Richard Dorsett, 21 November 2013



There is growing awareness among policymakers that, in order to break the so-called ‘low pay, no pay’ cycle, labour market programmes must do more than just encourage job entry. To help the unemployed achieve long-term self-sufficiency, they must also support them in work.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: hysteresis, incentives, low pay, tax credits, unemployment

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