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Unemployment Insurance in Theory and Practice

  • Holmlund, Bertil

A hallmark of modern labor economics is the close interplay between the development of theory, data sources and econometric testing. The evolution of the economic analysis of unemployment insurance provides a good illustration. New theoretical approaches, in particular job-search theory, have inspired a large amount of empirical research, some of it methodologically innovative and most of it highly relevant for economic policy. The paper presents a broad survey and an assessment of the economic analysis of unemployment insurance as it has evolved since the 1970s.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 1997:25.

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Length: 33 pp.
Date of creation: 1997
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Publication status: Published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1998, pages 113-141.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:1997_025
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