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R&D, Unemployment, and Labor Market Policies

This paper studies the effects of labor market policies on R&D activities and unemployment. I develop a search and matching model in which firms' R&D decisions are endogenously determined. The model demonstrates that more intensive labor market policies that protect workers reduce the levels of R&D activities. This study offers a theoretical framework to understand the relationship between R&D activities, labor market policies, and unemployment which is discussed in empirical studies.

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Paper provided by Research Institute, International University of Japan in its series Working Papers with number EMS_2010_04.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:iuj:wpaper:ems_2010_04
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