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How Does Employment Protection Legislation Affect Unemployment in Tunisia? a Search Equilibrium Approach

  • Domenico Fanizza
  • Taline Koranchelian
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    This paper applies a search matching model with firing restrictions to examine whether the existence of firing restrictions affects the outcome of the matching process and the natural rate of unemployment in Tunisia. The paper concludes that the removal of firing restrictions is likely to produce a favorable but limited impact on unemployment in Tunisia.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 05/92.

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    Length: 17
    Date of creation: 01 May 2005
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