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Excerpt: Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery

Excerpt: Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Martin Schindler , Helge Berger , Bas Bakker , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373309.073

ISBN: 9781484373309

Keywords: Economic conditions, Financial crises, Labor market reforms, Total factor productivity, Development, MISC PUBS, euro area, sector debt, labor market, labor market reform

Five years after the onset of the global financial crisis, Europe's economy is still fragile. Notwithstanding recent positive signs amid calmer financial markets, medium-term growth is likely to remain frail owing...

Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France

Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France »

Source: Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France

Volume/Issue: 2006/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jianping Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863680

Keywords: Fixed-duration contracts, Employment protection, Search-matching model, labor market, jobs, unemployed, Labor Contracts, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence

Over the last 15 years, the reforms of employment protection legislation (EPL) in European countries have mainly eased hiring and firing restrictions for temporary employment while leaving the strict EPL provisions...

The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws

The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws »

Source: The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws : The Case of the 2005 French Reform

Volume/Issue: 2006/301

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Cahuc , and Stéphane Carcillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865615

Keywords: Employment protection, labor contract, reform, search models, jobs, employment, job creation, labor market, Demand and Supply of Labor: General, Labor Contracts

This paper proposes an ex ante evaluation of the effects of new labor contracts such as the "Contrat Nouvelle Embauche" (CNE) introduced in France in 2005. The lessons we draw are of sufficiently general interest t...

Job-Specific Investment and the Cost of Dismissal Restrictions

Job-Specific Investment and the Cost of Dismissal Restrictions »

Source: Job-Specific Investment and the Cost of Dismissal Restrictions : The Case of Portugal

Volume/Issue: 2003/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): H. Takizawa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451849752

Keywords: Dismissal restrictions, worker mobility, job-specific investment, welfare, worker, wage, unemployment, employment, unemployed, Labor Contracts

Using a search and matching labor market equilibrium model, this paper quantifies lost labor productivity and consumption per worker that emerges from the restrictions on dismissals. Dismissal restrictions hamper t...

Institutional Quality and International Trade

Institutional Quality and International Trade »

Source: Institutional Quality and International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2004/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875560

Keywords: institutions, incomplete contracts, institutional quality, factor endowments, factor price, trade opening, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade and Labor Market Interactions,

The quality of institutions-meaning the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, shareholder protection, and the like-has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The purposes of this paper are...

Wage-Price Dynamics and Structural Reforms in Japan

Wage-Price Dynamics and Structural Reforms in Japan »

Source: Wage-Price Dynamics and Structural Reforms in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2016/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Porcellacchia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498316637

Keywords: Abenomics, corporate governance, inflation, Japan, labor-market duality, liquidity trap, structural reforms, wage-price dynamics, single open-ended contract, interest

Structural reforms in the liquidity trap need not be deflationary. This paper develops a simple framework to study the role that key characteristics of Japan’s labor and product markets—labor-market duality and wea...

Trade and Industrial Location with Heterogeneous Labor

Trade and Industrial Location with Heterogeneous Labor »

Source: Trade and Industrial Location with Heterogeneous Labor

Volume/Issue: 2004/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852721

Keywords: Agglomeration, matching, spatial mismatch, interregional trade, trade costs, skilled workers, free trade, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies, Labor Contracts, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity

We show in the context of a new economic geography model that when labor is heterogenous trade liberalization may lead to industrial agglomeration and interregional trade. Labor heterogeneity gives local monopoly p...

CHAPTER 1 Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery

CHAPTER 1 Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery »

Source: Excerpt: Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Martin Schindler , Helge Berger , Bas Bakker , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484373309

Keywords: Economic conditions, Financial crises, Labor market reforms, Total factor productivity, Development, MISC PUBS, euro area, sector debt, labor market, labor market reform

Five years after the onset of the global financial crisis, Europe’s economy is still fragile. Despite extended crisis management and reform efforts, growth remains anemic and recess...

Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France

Reforming Employment Protection Legislation in France »

Volume/Issue: 2006/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jianping Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863680.001

ISBN: 9781451863680

Keywords: Fixed-duration contracts, Employment protection, Search-matching model, labor market, jobs, unemployed, Labor Contracts, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence

Over the last 15 years, the reforms of employment protection legislation (EPL) in European countries have mainly eased hiring and firing restrictions for temporary employment while leaving the strict EPL provisions...

The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws
			: The Case of the 2005 French Reform

The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws : The Case of the 2005 French Reform »

Volume/Issue: 2006/301

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Cahuc , and Stéphane Carcillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865615.001

ISBN: 9781451865615

Keywords: Employment protection, labor contract, reform, search models, jobs, employment, job creation, labor market, Demand and Supply of Labor: General, Labor Contracts

This paper proposes an ex ante evaluation of the effects of new labor contracts such as the "Contrat Nouvelle Embauche" (CNE) introduced in France in 2005. The lessons we draw are of sufficiently general interest t...