Welcome at the EES website
The EES is a policy-oriented network project that addresses the link between the business cycle and unemployment. Research within the network aims at offering sound explanations for the size and persistence of fluctuations in unemployment that many European countries have experienced over the past few decades, and how these developments in unemployment are related to inflation and economic activity. In this respect, the network gives particular attention to the interaction between the labor market and the product market in determining fluctuations in the rate of unemployment, output and inflation. Such an integrated approach will advance our knowledge of business cycle fluctuations. More importantly, it will open the door for a better macroeconomic policy design that reduces the severity of recessions, and brings about faster economic recovery.
The network kicked-off with a workshop that took place on March 5-7, 2009, at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. For a summary click here