© 1996

Growth, Unemployment, Distribution and Government

Essays on Current Economic Issues


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 3-13
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      Pages 22-29
    4. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 30-37
  3. Unemployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 41-47
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      Pages 48-56
    4. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 67-73
  4. Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 77-85
    3. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 86-92
    4. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 93-102
    5. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 103-113
  5. Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 117-123
    3. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 124-131
    4. Vani K Borooah
      Pages 132-139

About this book


The purpose of this book is to set out in a comprehensive, but succinct manner, the key points surrounding four economic issues that generate, today, much discussion and debate. These are the issues of growth, unemployment, distribution and government. It is aimed at an audience that is sufficiently interested in economic issues to read a book that sets out these issues clearly, comprehensively and above all, seriously. This has implications for both the style and the content of the book. Clarity requires that the arguments be presented coherently, without resort to jargon. Comprehensiveness requires a wide perspective embracing theoretical, empirical and policy matters. Lastly, seriousness requires that the most up-to-date thinking on economic matters is presented in digestible form, but without violence to the integrity of the original arguments. Achieving this trinity of objectives has been the primary aim of this book.


economic policy employment government growth Inflation labor market Policy poverty unemployment violence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of UlsterUK

About the authors

Vani K. Borooah

Bibliographic information


'...Borooah has succeeded in his stated objective of presenting an accessible and reasonably comprehensive discussion of important economic issues without resorting to excessive use of economist's jargon. Given that the book covers theoretical, empirical and policy issues, the author manages to present brief surveys of recent thinking in a highly digestible form for his intended audience...Given the clarity of style, which is a feature of these essays, this book could well form a useful focal point around which an undergraduate introductory economics seminar programme could be developed. In short, both non-economists and students intending to specialise in economics will find this collection useful background reading.' - Brian Snowdon, Economic Journal