Social and employment policy in the EU and in the great recession (2010:11epa)


The recent financial and economic crisis had particularly severe employment and welfare implications for newly flexible labour markets. Only a coherent approach to the integration of markets and market-correcting policies may in the future prevent uncoordinated social and employment policies from endangering the political sustainability of economic integration, writes the author of this analysis.

The analysis is a part of SIEPS research project Social Europe.

Giuseppe Bertola är professor i nationalekonomi vid Università di Torino i Italien och en av de programansvariga för området arbetsmarknadsekonomi i forskningsnätverket Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).