Labour Market Adjustments in Europe

Labour Market Adjustments in Europe

By: Jarkko Turunen (editor), Claudio Michelacci (editor), Gylfi Zoega (editor), Julian Messina (editor)Hardback

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It is now widely accepted that expansionary fiscal or monetary policies alone are unlikely to help Europe's ailing economies. Solving Europe's economic problems requires reform of the economic institutions that influence economic activity and the way the economy responds to macroeconomic shocks. This volume employs novel approaches to the study of some of these institutions. The group of contributors in this book come from academia and international organizations in Europe and the USA. They focus on trade unions, which affect real-wage flexibility and the provision of training to workers. They also concentrate on employment protection legislation, which discourages firms from firing old workers and also from hiring new ones. The structure of housing market imperfections that can greatly affect regional mobility is also discussed. Labour economists and scholars of European studies, as well as economic policymakers, will read Labour Market Adjustments in Europe with great interest.

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Edited by Julian Messina, Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America & the Caribbean Region, World Bank, US, Claudio Michelacci, CEMFI, Madrid, Spain, Jarkko Turunen, International Monetary Fund (IMF), US and Gylfi Zoega, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland and Birkbeck College, University of London, UK


Contents: Introduction Julian Messina, Claudio Michelacci, Jarkko Turunen and Gylfi Zoega 1. New Monopsony, Institutions and Training Alison L. Booth, Marco Francesconi and Gylfi Zoega Discussion Thorvaldur Gylfason 2. Cyclicality of Real Wages in the Euro Area and OECD Countries Julian Messina, Chiara Strozzi and Jarkko Turunen Discussion Karl Pichelmann 3. Pension Systems, Social Transfer Programmes and the Retirement Decision in OECD Countries Romain Duval Discussion Hector Sala 4. The Effects of Employment Protection and Product Market Regulations on the Italian Labour Market Adriana D. Kugler and Giovanni Pica Discussion Monique Ebell 5. On the Determinants of Job Flows in Europe: Sectoral Factors and Institutions Ramon Gomez-Salvador, Julian Messina and Giovanna Vallanti Discussion Sascha O. Becker 6. The Effect of Home-Ownership on Labour Mobility in the Netherlands Michiel van Leuvensteijn and Pierre Koning Discussion Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano 7. The Impact of Credit Constraints on Household Formation Nuno C. Martins and Ernesto Villanueva Discussion Pierre Koning Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845426095
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781845426095
  • ISBN10: 1845426096

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