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On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe : Does On-the-Job Search Matter?

Volume/Issue: 1997/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451948417

Keywords: on-the-job search, employment, job search, unemployed, unemployment duration

This paper examines how the on-the-job search of workers in the state sector who are seeking jobs in the private sector affects private sector employment, the unemployment level, and the unemployment duration in th...

Russian Federation

Russian Federation »

Source: Russian Federation : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2003/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451833041

Keywords: employment, unemployed, unemployment, job search, debt service

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Net Schemes for Economies in Transition

Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Net Schemes for Economies in Transition »

Source: Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Net Schemes for Economies in Transition

Volume/Issue: 1991/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gillian Paull

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1991

ISBN: 9781451924107

Keywords: unemployment, unemployed, employment, job search, social insurance

Inspired by the current Polish economic restructuring program, this paper attempts to develop a general income support scheme that could serve as a model to alleviate poverty in developed economies in the transitio...

Financial Disruptions and the Cyclical Upgrading of Labor

Financial Disruptions and the Cyclical Upgrading of Labor »

Source: Financial Disruptions and the Cyclical Upgrading of Labor

Volume/Issue: 2017/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brendan Epstein , Alan Finkelstein Shapiro , and Andrés González Gómez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2017

ISBN: 9781475595864

Keywords: Business cycles, financial frictions, labor search frictions, on-the-job search, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Amid total factor productivity (TFP) shocks job-to-job flows amplify the volatility of unemployment, but the aggregate implications of job-to-job flows amid financial shocks are less understood. To develop such und...

The Canadian Labor Market

The Canadian Labor Market »

Source: The Canadian Labor Market : Developments, Prospects, and Policy

Volume/Issue: 1994/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451851953

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, labor force, job search

This paper examines recent developments in the Canadian labor market. Using disaggregated labor market data, various hypotheses concerning the slow employment growth and rise in unemployment since 1990 are evaluate...

Policy Complementarities

Policy Complementarities »

Source: Policy Complementarities : The Case for Fundamental Labor Market Reform

Volume/Issue: 1996/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower , and David Coe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1996

ISBN: 9781451951257

Keywords: unemployment, labor market, unemployment rate, job search, job creation

This paper argues that an important group of labor market policies are complementary in the sense that the effect of each policy is greater when implemented in conjunction with the other policies than in isolation....

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...

Search Frictions and the Labor Wedge

Search Frictions and the Labor Wedge »

Source: Search Frictions and the Labor Wedge

Volume/Issue: 2011/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Murat Tasci , and Andrea Pescatori

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262403

Keywords: Labor Market Search, Business Cycle Accounting, Labor Wedge, labor market, business cycle, labor supply, labor markets, economic review, Unemployment: Models, Duration

This paper shows that labor market search frictions do not explain fluctuations in the labor wedge per se. However, the introduction of extensive and intensive margin clarifies that measuring the MRS in terms of to...

Fiscal Consolidation During Times of High Unemployment

Fiscal Consolidation During Times of High Unemployment »

Source: Fiscal Consolidation During Times of High Unemployment : The Role of Productivity Gains and Wage Restraint

Volume/Issue: 2015/262

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruy Lama , and Juan Pablo Medina Guzman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513501192

Keywords: Fiscal Consolidation, Search Models of Unemployment, Small Open Economy, productivity, economy, unemployment, competition, unemployment rate, Unemployment: Models, Duration

This paper studies the Swedish fiscal consolidation episode of the 1990s through the lens of a small open economy model with distortionary taxation and unemployment. We argue that the simultaneous reduction in the...