Escaping stagnation and restoring shared prosperity: A macroeconomic policy framework for job-rich growth

EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 170

In this succinct piece, the author makes a compelling case for ‘structural Keynesianism’ as a way of responding to the current mix of unsatisfactory growth and uneven progress in reducing unemployment at the global level. Traditional or ‘cyclical’ Keynesianism is, according to the author, good at dealing with short-run shortfalls in
aggregate demand, but less able to cope with the structural dimensions of slow growth and slack labour market conditions.