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The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets: Second Edition

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  • Tito Boeri

    (Bocconi University, Milan
    Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti)

  • Jan van Ours

    (Tilburg University, Netherlands
    University of Melbourne)

Abstract

Most labor economics textbooks pay little attention to actual labor markets, taking as reference a perfectly competitive market in which losing a job is not a big deal. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets is the only textbook to focus on imperfect labor markets and to provide a systematic framework for analyzing how labor market institutions operate. This expanded, updated, and thoroughly revised second edition includes a new chapter on labor-market discrimination; quantitative examples; data and programming files enabling users to replicate key results of the literature; exercises at the end of each chapter; and expanded technical appendixes. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets examines the many institutions that affect the behavior of workers and employers in imperfect labor markets. These include minimum wages, employment protection legislation, unemployment benefits, active labor market policies, working-time regulations, family policies, equal opportunity legislation, collective bargaining, early retirement programs, education and migration policies, payroll taxes, and employment-conditional incentives. Written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, the book carefully defines and measures these institutions to accurately characterize their effects, and discusses how these institutions are today being changed by political and economic forces.

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This book is provided by Princeton University Press in its series Economics Books with number 10142 and published in 2013.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
Handle: RePEc:pup:pbooks:10142

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Keywords: labor; market; discrimination; quantitative; minimum wage; employment; unemployment; benefits; regulation; family; equal opportunity; collective bargaining; retirement; education; migration; payroll; taxes; incentives;

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  1. Sweetman, Arthur & van Ours, Jan C., 2014. "Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?," IZA Discussion Papers 7919, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Dixon, Robert & Lim, Guay C. & van Ours, Jan C., 2014. "The Effect of Shocks to Labour Market Flows on Unemployment and Participation Rates," IZA Discussion Papers 8221, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Dequiedt, Vianney & Zenou, Yves, 2013. "International migration, imperfect information, and brain drain," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 62-78.
  4. Christos Bilanakos & Colin P. Green & John S. Heywood & Nikolaos Theodoropoulos, 2014. "Do Dominant Firms Provide More Training?," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 06-2014, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.
  5. Alfonso R. Sánchez & J. Ignacio García-Pérez & Sergi Jiménez, 2014. "Delaying the Normal and Early Retirement Ages in Spain: Behavioural and Welfare Consequences for Employed and Unemployed Workers," Working Papers 761, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  6. Spermann, Alexander, 2014. "Using Online Platforms for Competence Tests: A Component of the Demographic Policy of Germany," IZA Policy Papers 83, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Arni, Patrick & Eichhorst, Werner & Pestel, Nico & Spermann, Alexander & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2014. "Kein Mindestlohn ohne unabhängige wissenschaftliche Evaluation," IZA Standpunkte 65, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. KAWAGUCHI Daiji & MORI Yuko, 2014. "Winning the Race against Technology," Discussion papers 14017, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  9. Jakub Cerveny & Jan Ours, 2013. "Unemployment of Non-Western Immigrants in the Great Recession," De Economist, Springer, vol. 161(4), pages 463-480, December.
  10. Spermann, Alexander, 2014. "Online-Portale für Kompetenztests – ein Baustein für die Demografiestrategie Deutschlands," IZA Standpunkte 67, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  11. Colella, Fabrizio, 2014. "Women's Part-Time - Full-Time Wage Differentials in Europe: an Endogenous Switching Model," MPRA Paper 55287, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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