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Labor Market Institutions and Labor Productivity Growth

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  • Macit, Fatih

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In this paper I investigate how the labor productivity growth is affected from various institutions of the labor market using the empirical evidence from a panel data of OECD countries. I find that benefit replacement rate, benefit duration index, and the tax wedge appear to be significant labor market institutions affecting the labor productivity growth. A higher benefit replacement rate, a longer duration of unemployment benefits, and a higher tax wedge are expected to generate a lower labor productivity growth.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31727.

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