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Financial and labor market imperfections and investment

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  • Calcagnini, Giorgio
  • Giombini, Germana
  • Saltari, Enrico

This paper analyses how financial and labor market imperfections jointly influence investment. The contemporaneous presence of imperfections gives rise to a negative correlation between EPL and investment. Our results support the policies promoted by European institutions to reform both markets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 22-26

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:1:p:22-26
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