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Estonian labor market institutions within a general equilibrium framework

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The implications of the Estonian labor market policy reforms, such as changes to the minimum wage, social benefits and tax allowance, will be analysed using a simple applied general equilibrium model. The model used in the paper is from Bovenberg et al (2000), with the addition of an efficiency wage section based on Shapiro and Stiglitz (1984). The model integrates union bargaining and efficiency wage theory into a traditional CGE model framework.

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  • Marit Hinnosaar, 2004. "Estonian labor market institutions within a general equilibrium framework," Bank of Estonia Working Papers 2004-5, Bank of Estonia, revised 13 Oct 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:eea:boewps:wp2004-5
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    computable general equilibrium models; unemployment; lowskilled labor; minimum wage; benefits; tax allowance;

    JEL classification:

    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General

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