Nemožná poptávka ve světové ekonomice

VARŠAVA – Zlaté časy globální ekonomiky jsou bezesporu za námi. Tvůrci politik se přesto nadále soustředí na řízení krátkodobé poptávky v naději, že vzkřísí opojná tempa růstu, která jim před finanční krizí let 2008-09 lahodila. To je chyba. Když člověk analyzuje neoklasické růstové faktory – pracovní sílu, kapitál a souhrnnou produktivitu faktorů, vzniknou pochyby, jestli stimulace poptávky může být dlouhodobě udržitelná nebo aspoň posloužit jako účinná krátkodobá politika.

Zamysleme se nad každým z těchto růstových faktorů. Demografické změny během příštích 15 let všude kromě Afriky, Středního východu a jižní střední Asie zvrátí nebo přinejmenším zpomalí růst nabídky pracovní síly. Evropa, Japonsko, Spojené státy a nakonec i Čína a východní Asie se budou potýkat s nedostatkem pracovních sil.

Přestože rozsáhlá migrace z regionů s přebytkem pracovních sil do regionů s jejich nedostatkem by přijímajícím ekonomikám prospěla, téměř určitě by vyvolala všeobecný odpor, zejména v Evropě a východní Asii, takže by nebylo snadné ji podporovat. Zvýšení účasti v pracovních silách, zejména u žen a seniorů, by napjatým trhům práce mohlo přinést úlevu, ale samo o sobě by jako řešení úbytku populace v produktivním věku nestačilo.

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