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NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY School of Humanities and Social Sciences HE1002 Principles of Macroeconomics – Semester 1, 2014-15 Please refer to for course information and other relevant documents Textbook: Karl E. Case, Ray C. Fair and Sharon Oster, Principles of Macroeconomics Tutorial 8 (to be discussed on 28/31 October): Topics: The Labor Market and Unemployment 1. The following policies have at times been advocated for coping with unemployment. Briefly explain how each might work and explain which type or types of unemployment (frictional, structural, or cyclical) each policy is designed to alter. a. A computer list of job openings and a service that matches employees with job vacancies (sometimes called an “economic dating service”) b. Lower minimum wage for teenagers c. Retraining programs for workers who need to learn new skills to find employment d. Public employment for people without jobs e. Improved information about available jobs and current wage rates f. The president’s going on nationwide TV and attempting to convince firms and workers that the
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