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The Political Calculus of Inflation & Unemployment in Western Europe

1987 – Fritz W. Scharpf


This paper is based on a book-length study (Scharpf, 1987b) that was completed while the author was working at the Labor Market Policy Research Unit of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Earlier versions have profited from seminar discussions at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; the Workshop in Political Theory and the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, San Bernadino. The author also wishes to acknowledge helpful comments from [ens Alber, Jiirgen Feick, Bernd Marin, Renate Mayntz, Manfred Schmidt, and Douglas Webber.