Capital shortages and unemployment in OECD countries

Κωνσταντίνος Αλεξίου, Γεώργιος Αργείτης


The unemployment performance of the OECD countries has dramatically deteriorated over
the last three decades. Low investment is likely to have been one of the causes of this rise in unemployment.
This paper aims at gaining an insight into the relationship between capital stock
and employment. The conducted econometric analysis, provides certain results, underpinning
our hypothesis and argues in favour of implementing a Keynesian type macroeconomic policy in
the OECD area.


Unemployment; Economic policy; Industrial capacity

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