Research Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
A Social Innovation or a Product of Its Time? The Rehn-Meidner Modelís Relation to Contemporary Economics and the Stockholm School
Abstract: A wage and economic policy programme for full employment,
price stability, growth and equity was developed by two Swedish trade-union
economists in the early post-war period. A restrictive macroeconomic
policy, a wages policy of solidarity and an active labour market policy are
the cornerstones of the Rehn-Meidner model. The model was influenced by
Hans Singerís analysis of the fallacies of incomes policy under full
employment conditions. However it is difficult to find equivalences in
contemporary economics to the modelís composition of means and goals,
functional relationships or to its emphasis on the role of actual profits
in wage formation.
Keywords: Rehn-Meidner model; Swedish model; Stockholm school of economics; labour market policy; wages policy of solidarity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: B22; B29; E24; E62; E64; J31; J51; (follow links to similar papers)
40 pages, September 16, 2008
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