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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregate Recruiting Intensity Alessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Giovanni L. Violante
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1449:
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Tags: aggregate matching efficiency; firm dynamics; macroeconomic shocks; recruiting intensity; unemployment; vacancies

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies in Addis Ababa Simon Franklin May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0199:
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JEL Classification: J64; C93; J61; O18


Tags: job search; spatial mismatch; unemployment; cash constraints; urban; transpor

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Competition and Labor Market Adjustment Joao Paulo Pessoa
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1411:
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JEL Classification: F16; J62; J64


Tags: trade; unemployment; earnings; china

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CEP Real Wages Update
Slowing UK Wage Growth David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
February 2016
Paper No' CEPRWU004:
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Tags: uk wage growth; labour market; government policy; average weekly earnings (awe); inflation; unemployment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade and Frictional Unemployment in the Global Economy Céline Carrère, Anja Grujovic and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
December 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0189:
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JEL Classification: F15; F16; F17; J64


Tags: labor market frictions; unemployment; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1387:
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JEL Classification: J6; J11; J12; J13


Tags: fertility; unemployment

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CentrePiece Article
Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals? Brian Bell and colleagues reveal that recessions have a disturbing and substantial impact in launching criminal careers Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP451:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: J64; K42


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment


This article summarises ‘Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals’ by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1284.
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Optimal Timing of UI Benefits: Theory and Evidence from Sweden Jonas Kolsrud, Camille Landais, Peter Nilsson and Johannes Spinnewijn July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1361:
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JEL Classification: H20; J64


Tags: unemployment; dynamic policy; sufficient statistics; consumption smoothing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1357:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: local labor markets; unemployment; inactivity; internal migration; commuting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do More of those in Misery Suffer From Poverty, Unemployment or Mental Illness? Sarah Flèche and Richard Layard
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1356:
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JEL Classification: I1; I3; I31; I32


Tags: mental health; life-satisfaction; wellbeing; poverty; unemployment

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1347:
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JEL Classification: H51; I13; J18


Tags: incentives; public sector; unemployment benefits; performance standards

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1284:
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JEL Classification: J64; K42


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment

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CentrePiece Article
Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: wage inequality; real wage growth; unemployment; usa; uk; great recession

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CentrePiece Article
Tackling long-term unemployment Barbara Petrongolo
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP416:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment; job search; government policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Objective Benefits of Subjective Well-Being Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Ed Diener, Louis Tay and Cody Xuereb
August 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1236:
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JEL Classification: E10;E30;E24;E21


Tags: unemployment; aggregate demand; matching frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Model of Aggregate Demand and Unemployment Pascal Michaillat and Emmanuel Saez
August 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1235:
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JEL Classification: E10; E30; E24; E21


Tags: unemployment; aggregate demand; matching frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1230:
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JEL Classification: J12; D19


Tags: domestic violence; unemployment


This paper has been published as:
'Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence', Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson, The Economic Journal, 126(597), November 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment in the Great Recession Christopher A. Pissarides
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1210:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: unemployment; great recession; vacancies; beveridge curve; construction sector; policies and institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Resilience to Economic Shocks and the Long Reach of Childhood Bullying Nattavudh Powdthavee
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1173:
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JEL Classification: D03; I19; J64


Tags: resilience; adaptation; happiness; unemployment; childhood; well-being

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CEP Special Report
Fiscal Consolidation During a Depression Nitika Bagaria, Dawn Holland and John Van Reenen
August 2012
Paper No' CEPSP27:
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Tags: fiscal consolidation; economy; unemployment; financial crisis


This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No. 221 July 2012
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CentrePiece Article
Jobs in a recession Pascal Michaillat
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP365:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: E24; E32; J64


Tags: unemployment; matching frictions; job rationing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Preferential Trade Agreements and the Labor Market Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1117:
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JEL Classification: F16; F15; F13


Tags: trade liberalization; unemployment; trade diversion; labor frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fiscal Multipliers over the Business Cycle Pascal Michaillat
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1115:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; E62; J64


Tags: fiscal multiplier; unemployment; business cycle; job rationing; matching frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle Camille Landais, Pascal Michaillat and Emmanuel Saez
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1078:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; H21; H23


Tags: unemployment insurance; business cycle; job rationing; matching frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Worker Flows in the Dynamics and Distribution of UK Unemployment Michael W. L. Elsby, Jennifer C. Smith and Jonathan Wadsworth July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1058:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: labour market; unemployment; worker flows

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CentrePiece Article
Youth unemployment Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP338:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment compensation; job search; youth; recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Labor Market Outcomes Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1028:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; J64


Tags: inequality; unemployment; trade; labour market policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Matching Frictions Explain Unemployment? Not in Bad Times Pascal Michaillat
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1024:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J64


Tags: unemployment; matching frictions; job rationing

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CentrePiece Article
Jobs in the recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP317:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK Labour Market and the 2008 - 2009 Recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2010
Paper No' CEPOP25:
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JEL Classification: J0;J2;J3;J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CEP Election Analysis
Jobs and Youth Unemployment: It's bad, but not as bad as you might think Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA012:
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Tags: jobs; unemployment; youth


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CEP Discussion Paper
Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0940:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; E24


Tags: wage inequality; international trade; risk; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment Insurance and Cultural Transmission: Theory and Application to European Unemployment Jean-Baptiste Michau
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0936:
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JEL Classification: E24; H31; J65; Z10


Tags: cultural transmission; european unemployment; unemployment insurance; work ethic

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Macroeconomic Role of Unemployment Compensation Tomer Blumkin, Yossi Hadar and Eran Yashiv
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0909:
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JEL Classification: E24; E61


Tags: productivity; heterogeneity; unemployment compensation policy; technological change; assortative matching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Resurrecting the Participation Margin Monique Ebell
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0873:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J21; J64


Tags: unemployment; business cycles; labor force participation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Ins and Outs of European Unemployment Barbara Petrongolo and Christopher A. Pissarides
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0853:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J6


Tags: unemployment dynamics; job finding rates; job separation rates

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Extent of Re-Entitlement Effects in Unemployment Compensation Javier Ortega and Laurence Rioux
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0846:
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JEL Classification: J41; J65


Tags: re-entitlement effects; unemployment compensation; matching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Market Institutions Around the World Richard Freeman
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0844:
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JEL Classification: J01


Tags: labour market; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Are the Long-Term Effects of UI? Evidence from the UK JSA Reform Barbara Petrongolo
December 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0841:
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JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment compensation; job search; post-unemployment earnings

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unemployment Volatility Puzzle: Is Wage Stickiness the Answer? Christopher A. Pissarides
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0839:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E3


Tags: wages; unemployment; wage stickiness; job creation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Creative Destruction with On-the-Job Search Jean-Baptiste Michau
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0835:
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JEL Classification: E24; J41; J63; J64; O39


Tags: commitment device; creative destruction; job flows; obsolescence; on-the-job search; search equilibrium; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives in Competitive Search Equilibrium Espen R. Moen and A Rosen
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0832:
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JEL Classification: E30; J30; J60


Tags: private information; incentives; search; unemployment; wage rigidity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Shimer Puzzle and the Correct Identification of Productivity Shocks Régis Barnichon
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0823:
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JEL Classification: E32; E37; J63; J64


Tags: unemployment fluctuations; labor productivity; search and matching model; new-keynesian model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity, Aggregate Demand and Unemployment Fluctuations Régis Barnichon
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0819:
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JEL Classification: J64; E32; E37; E52


Tags: unemployment fluctuations; labor productivity; search and matching model; new-keynesian model

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Beveridge Curve Eran Yashiv
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0807:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J63; J64


Tags: business cycle; job search; matching function; phillips curve; unemployment; vacancies; wage inflation


This paper has been published as:
L. Blume and S. N. Durlauf (eds). The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, 2008, in press.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Destruction, Job Creation and Unemployment in Transition Countries: What Can We Learn? Giulia Faggio
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0798:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; P20


Tags: job reallocation; unemployment; transitional economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment and Hours of Work: The North Atlantic Divide Revisited Christopher A. Pissarides
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0757:
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JEL Classification: E24; J21; J22; J64; O14


Tags: unemployment; hours of work; service employment; structural change; labor productivity taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
You Can't Always Get What You Want: the Impact of the Jobseeker's Allowance Alan Manning
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0697:
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JEL Classification: J64


Tags: unemployment insurance; job search; labour supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Security and Job Protection Andrew Clark and Fabien Postel-Vinay
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0678:
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JEL Classification: J28; J65; I31


Tags: perceived job security; employment protection legislation; unemployment insurance benefits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth and Employment: Theory and Panel Estimates Christopher A. Pissarides and Giovanna Vallanti
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0663:
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JEL Classification: E24; J64; O51; O52


Tags: tfp growth; employment; creative destruction; capitalization effect; unemployment dynamics; embodied technology

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CEP Discussion Paper
Short Job Tenures and Firing Taxes in the Search Theory of Unemployment Vasileios Gkionakis
April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0628:
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JEL Classification: J64;J63;E24


Tags: labor market policies; firing taxes; probation period; temporary contracts; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Public Enterprises and Labor Market Performance Johannes Hörner, L. Rachel Ngai and Claudia Olivetti
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0610:
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JEL Classification: E240; J450; J640


Tags: european unemployment; public sector employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Ghazala Azmat, Maia Güell and Alan Manning
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0607:
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JEL Classification: J16; J64


Tags: gender gap; unemployment rates

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment in Britain: A European Success Story Christopher A. Pissarides
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0600:
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JEL Classification: E5; J5; J64


Tags: unemployment in uk; monetary policy; beveridge curve; phillips curve

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Picture of European Unemployment: Success and Failure. Stephen Nickell
July 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0577:
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JEL Classification: J64


Tags: unemployment; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Scale Effects in Markets with Search Barbara Petrongolo and Christopher A. Pissarides
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0571:
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JEL Classification: J31;J64;D83


Tags: job search; economies of scale; matching; aggregate matching functions; wage offer distribution; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Test Between Unemployment Theories Using Matching Data Melvyn Coles and Barbara Petrongolo
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0570:
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JEL Classification: E24;J41;J63;J64


Tags: matching; unemployment; temporal aggregation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labour Market Performance and Start-Up Costs: OECD Evidence Paloma Lopez-Garcia
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0565:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; J65; E24; K2


Tags: macroeconomics of unemployment; panel data; startup costs.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption and Savings with Unemployment Risk: Implications for Optimal Employment Contracts Christopher A. Pissarides
August 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0542:
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JEL Classification: E21;E24;J32;J33


Tags: employment risk; unemployment risk; severance compensation; notice of dismissal

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spanish Unemployment Persistence and the Ladder Effect Fabrice Collard, Raquel Fonseca and Rafael Munoz
July 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0538:
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JEL Classification: E24;J64


Tags: matching models; low-skilled unemployment; mismatch

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CEP Discussion Paper
Company Start-Up Costs and Employment Christopher A. Pissarides
March 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0520:
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Tags: start-up costs; regulation; employment; oecd unemployment; search and matching.

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Beveridge Curve, Unemployment and Wages in the OECD from the 1960s to the 1990s - Preliminary Version Stephen Nickell, Luca Nunziata, Wolfgang Ochel and Glenda Quintini July 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0502:
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JEL Classification: E240; J300


Tags: beveridge curve; labour market rigidities; unemployment rates; wage determination

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CEP Discussion Paper
Externalities in the Matching of Workers and Firms in Britain Simon Burgess and Stefan Profit
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0490:
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JEL Classification: E24; J64


Tags: matching model; externalities; spatial dependence; unemployment outflows

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Picture of Job Insecurity Facing British Men Patricia Tracy Jones, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0479:
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Tags: insecurity; wages; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Equations, Wage Curves and All That Brian Bell, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
September 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0472:
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Tags: wages; unemployment