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Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies

Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies »

Source: Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 1997/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pietro Garibaldi , and Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451930566

Keywords: Unemployment, Transition Economies, Matching Models, wage, minimum wage, wages, benefits

This paper studies interactions between labor market institutions and unemployment dynamics in transition economies. It presents a dynamic matching model in which state sector firms endogenously shed labor and priv...

The Italian Labor Market

The Italian Labor Market »

Source: The Italian Labor Market : Recent Trends, Institutions, and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2009/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871951

Keywords: regulations, matching model, labor market, employment, unemployment, labor market outcomes,

Despite improvements in labor market performance over the past decade, owing in part to past reforms, Italy's employment and productivity outcomes continue to lag behind those of its European peers. This paper revi...

Informal Labour and Credit Markets

Informal Labour and Credit Markets »

Source: Informal Labour and Credit Markets : A Survey

Volume/Issue: 2010/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Levine , Emanuela Lotti , Nicoletta Batini , and Young-Bae Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962963

Keywords: Informal economy, labour market, search-matching models, informal sector, labour, labour markets, jobs,

This paper reviews the literature on the informal economy, focusing first on empirical findings and then on existing approaches to modeling informality within both partial and general equilibrium environments. We c...

On-the-Job Search and the Beveridge Curve

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Source: On-the-Job Search and the Beveridge Curve

Volume/Issue: 2002/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrés Fuentes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451845587

Keywords: Matching models, job search, vacancies, unemployment, beveridge curve, unemployed, jobs, Mobility, and Vacancies: General,

This paper presents a theoretical and empirical investigation of the role on-the-job search plays in explaining shifts of the unemployment-vacancies relationship (the Beveridge curve). We show that the direction of...

The Determinants of On-the-job Search

The Determinants of On-the-job Search »

Source: The Determinants of On-the-job Search : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2002/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrés Fuentes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857412

Keywords: matching models, job search, unemployment, unemployed, job loss, job tenure, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search,

There was a surge in the number of employed people looking for another job in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In this paper, we present a panel analysis of aggregate data and a cross-section analysis of individual...

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

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

Source: How Does Employment Protection Legislation Affect Unemployment in Tunisia? A Search Equilibrium Approach

Volume/Issue: 2005/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Fanizza , and Taline Koranchelian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861112

Keywords: Firing restrictions, job search, matching model, job creation, employment, labor market, jobs, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence

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 Tunisi...

The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries

The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries »

Source: The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513502342

Keywords: IMF-Supported Programs, FDI Inflows, Low-income Countries, Treatment Effects Model, Propensity Score Matching, gdp, income, investment, variables, value

It is common for IMF-supported adjustment programs with low-income member countries (LICs) to project that they will facilitate FDI inflows. The main objective of this paper is to empirically examine this hypothesi...

Avoid Filling Swiss Cheese with Whipped Cream

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Source: Avoid Filling Swiss Cheese with Whipped Cream : Imputation Techniques and Evaluation Procedures for Cross-Country Time Series

Volume/Issue: 2011/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Weber , and Michaela Denk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455270507

Keywords: Missing or incomplete data, imputation quality, statistical matching, time series, missing data, algorithms, statistical methods, cluster analysis, Estimation, Model Evaluation and Selection

International organizations collect data from national authorities to create multivariate cross-sectional time series for their analyses. As data from countries with not yet well-established statistical systems may...

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...

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...