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Labor Markets and Institutions: An Overview

In: Labor Markets and Institutions

  • Jorge E. Restrepo

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Andrea Tokman R.

    (Universidad Diego POrtales)

This paper reviews the issues and papers presented at the VII Annual Conference of the Central Bank of Chile on Labor Market and Institutions, that will soon be compiled in a book by the same name. It discusses the origins of labor regulations, which are many times not associated to specific market failures. It measures its effects on labor markets, growth and inequality. Effects that vary by type of regulation, the context in which they are applied and the degree of enforcement. Finally, the paper presents work how regulations should be designed in order to generate the appropriate incentives for both firms and workers. The papers reviewed are potentially very useful in the understanding the type of regulation that should be implemented, when and how.

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This chapter was published in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) Labor Markets and Institutions, , chapter 1, pages 001-016, 2005.
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  1. Elías Albagli & Pablo García & Jorge E. Restrepo, 2005. "Assessing the Flexibility of the Labor Market in Chile: An International Perspective," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series, in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Edi (ed.), Labor Markets and Institutions, edition 1, volume 8, chapter 9, pages 301-328 Central Bank of Chile.
  2. Fabiani, Silvia & Rodriguez-Palenzuela, Diego, 2001. "Model-based indicators of labour market rigidity," Working Paper Series 0057, European Central Bank.
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  13. Olivier Blanchard, 2005. "Designig Labor Market Institutions," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series, in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Edi (ed.), Labor Markets and Institutions, edition 1, volume 8, chapter 11, pages 367-381 Central Bank of Chile.
  14. César Calderón & Alberto Chong, 2005. "Are Labor Market Regulations an Obstacle for Long-term Growth?," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series, in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Edi (ed.), Labor Markets and Institutions, edition 1, volume 8, chapter 6, pages 167-219 Central Bank of Chile.
  15. Olga Fuentes & Simon Gilchrist, 2005. "Trade Orientation and Labor Market Evolution: Evidence from Chilean Plant-level Data," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series, in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Edi (ed.), Labor Markets and Institutions, edition 1, volume 8, chapter 13, pages 411-435 Central Bank of Chile.
  16. Jose De Gregorio & Andrea Tokman R., 2004. "Overcoming Fear of Floating: Exchange Rate Policies in Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 302, Central Bank of Chile.
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