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Regional Unemployment Insurance

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  • Helge Sanner

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We examine the effects of regionalising the budget of unemployment insurance (UI) on wages, employment, and on UI parameters, which, for their part, determine the agents’ preferences concerning such a reform. A numerical example shows that, under reasonable assumptions, the intuition that the reform would enhance efficiency and improve the economic situation of agents from the low- unemployment region to the disadvantage of agents from the high- unemployment region is not valid in general.

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  • Helge Sanner, 2001. "Regional Unemployment Insurance," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 41, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    1. Verena L. Holzer, 2004. "Does the German Renewable Energies Act fulfil Sustainable Development Objectives?," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 73, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    2. Do Truong Giang, 2004. "Tariffs and export subsidies in a spatial economic model," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 65, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    3. Wolfgang Wagner, 1999. "Vergleich von ringförmiger und sektoraler Stadtstruktur bei Nachbarschaftsexternalitäten im monozentrischen System," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 32, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    4. Klaus Schöler, 2007. "Gibt es eine optimale Stadtgröße?," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 89, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    5. Norbert Eickhof, 2003. "Globalisierung, institutioneller Wettbewerb und nationale Wirtschaftspolitik," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 52, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    6. Helge Sanner, 2001. "Endogenous Unemployment Insurance and Regionalisation," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 45, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, revised Dec 2001.
    7. Helge Sanner, 2001. "Regional unemployment insurance, wage bargaining, and the size of unions," ERSA conference papers ersa01p204, European Regional Science Association.
    8. Norbert Eickhof & Kathrin Isele, 2005. "Do Economists Matter? Eine politökonomische Analyse des Einflusses wettbewerbspolitischer Leitbilder auf die europäische Fusionskontrolle," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 74, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    Keywords

    Unemployment Insurance; Wage bargaining; Migration;

    JEL classification:

    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures

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