The twelve original papers in this volume substantially deepen our understanding of unemployment and inflation theory. By extending the theory of individual behavior under uncertainty into areas of product-pricing, wage-setting, job-acceptance, and hiring decisions, the authors achieve a fundamentl synthesis of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.
The papers in Part I concentrate upon labor markets, the dynamics of wage-setting, and the employment decisions of both households and firms. In Part II the authors focus upon product markets, the dynamics of pricing and advertising, and capacity-utilization decisions. An introduction summarizes the results of this common effort to provide a new set of strategic concepts in the analysis of unemployment and inflation.