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Unemployment and Labor Market Institutions : An Empirical Analysis

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  • Belot, M.V.K.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

  • van Ours, J.C.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

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The development of the unemployment rate di¤ers substantially between OECD countries.In this paper we investigate to what extent these differences are related to labor market institutions.In our analysis we use data of eighteen OECD countries over the period 1960-1994 and show that the way in which institutions interact is important
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  • Belot, M.V.K. & van Ours, J.C., 2001. "Unemployment and Labor Market Institutions : An Empirical Analysis," Other publications TiSEM db49a872-44e4-46fe-a212-7, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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