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Do labor market rigidities matter for business cycles? Yes they do

  • Stefano Gnocchi
  • Evi Pappa

We study whether labor market institutions affect the volatility and correlations of macroeconomic variables for a sample of 20 OECD countries. Labor market rigidities are characterized with a number of indicators; volatilities and correlations are computed in several ways. Union coverage and replacement ratios in the first year of unemployment are the labor market rigidities that most significantly affect business cycle statistics. Active labor market policies are effective in reducing unemployment volatility in countries with heavily regulated labor markets.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 411.

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