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European firm adjustment during times of economic crisis

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  • Fabiani, Silvia
  • Lamo, Ana
  • Messina, Julián
  • Rõõm, Tairi

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This paper exploits a unique cross-country, firm-level survey to study the responses of European firms to the sharp demand and credit contraction triggered by the global Great Recession of 2009. The analysis reveals that cost reduction JEL Classification: J30, J32, J33, J51

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  • Fabiani, Silvia & Lamo, Ana & Messina, Julián & Rõõm, Tairi, 2015. "European firm adjustment during times of economic crisis," Working Paper Series 1778, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20151778
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    Keywords

    demand and credit shocks; employment; European Union; firm survey; labour costs; margins; wage cuts;
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    JEL classification:

    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects

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