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Unemployment Benefit, Minimum Wage And Average Salary Earnings In Romania


  • Cosmin ENACHE

    () (West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 16 J. H. Pestalozzi St., 300115, Timisoara)


The existence of a long-run equilibrium between average salary earnings and labour market public institutions, such as unemployment benefit and minimum wage, is checked using ARDL bounds testing procedure. The results pointed out that long-run causality runs from average salary earnings to labour market public institutions and not vice versa. The short-run dynamics are depicted as well.

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  • Cosmin ENACHE, 2012. "Unemployment Benefit, Minimum Wage And Average Salary Earnings In Romania," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 10, pages 85-96, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2012:i:10:enachec

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    Salary Earnings; Unemployment Benefit; Minimum Wage;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings


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