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Labour Rigidities and the Performance of the French Economy

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  • Saint-Paul, G.

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In this paper we analyze the performance of the French economy in light of the labour market regulations that prevail in this country. We argue that, due to such regulation, the French economy is locked at a high unemployment trap with low labour mobility and low sectorial reallocation.

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  • Saint-Paul, G., 1996. "Labour Rigidities and the Performance of the French Economy," DELTA Working Papers 96-01, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:96-01
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    Keywords

    LABOUR MARKET; FRANCE; UNEMPLOYMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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