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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262033572 | 178 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 5 illus.| September 2006
Paperback | $24.95 Trade | £18.95 | ISBN: 9780262512466 | 178 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 5 illus.| February 2009
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The Natural Survival of Work

Job Creation and Job Destruction in a Growing Economy
Translated by William McCuaig

About the Authors

Pierre Cahuc is Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique, Director of the Macroeconomic Laboratory at CREST-ENSAE, Program Director at IZA, Research Fellow at CEPR and member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the Prime Minister.

André Zylberberg is Emeritus Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and member of the Paris School of Economics (PSE).


“The book is short, nontechnical, and creatively written for the economist, but also accessible to the general reader, demonstrating a more evidence-based long-term approach to the subject of unemployment.”—Mary Beth Sutter Childs, The Business Economist


“Growth comes with reallocation. Reallocation comes with job creation and job destruction. Job creation and job destruction come with unemployment. The crucial challenge is to make sure that, in the process, workers suffer as little as possible. Going beyond the usual clichés, and reviewing the large body of evidence on the effects of unemployment insurance, employment protection, and the minimum wage, Cahuc and Zylberberg tell us how to and how not to do it. Read this book and you will learn.”
Olivier Blanchard, Professor of Economics, MIT