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The Work-and-Spend Cycle in a Globalized World

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  • Markus Knell

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    (Oesterreichsiche Nationalbank)

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In this paper we show that globalization might cause an inefficient reduction of working time regulation. The argument rest on the assumption that people care about their relative standing and that national policymakers fail to completely internalize the consumption externality of the increasingly international reference standards.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 491-498

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08j20019

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