Underemployment Equilibria in an Empirical Macromodel for Austria
Austria’s economic performance in the past two decades has compared favourably with that of most other OECD countries. GDP growth has been above the OECD average, inflation has been moderate and the external balance has remained broadly in equilibrium. In the 1980s, however, Austria has had to contend with rising unemployment; since 1981 two consecutive years of sharply rising unemployment were followed by a levelling off, but the full-employment levels attained in the 1970s have never been regained.
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