Firm age, investment opportunities, and job creation

Manuel Adelino, Song Ma, David Robinson, 12 February 2014

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Economists have long been concerned with understanding how firms respond to changing investment opportunities. Indeed, this question is central to ongoing policy discussions about economic growth and job creation, since the way firms create jobs is by increasing investment and employment in response to new economic opportunities.

Topics: Financial markets, Labour markets, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: employment, entrepreneurship, firm age, growth, job creation, US

Minimum wages: the effects on employment and labour-force turnover

Pierre Brochu, David A Green, 22 January 2014

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On 14 January 2014 a group of 75 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, released a letter calling for an increase in the US minimum wage (Woellert 2014). At the same time, George Osborne, the Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK, has called for the minimum wage in that country to rise by more than the rate of inflation this year (BBC 2014).

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: employment, Labour Markets, minimum wage

Jobs: The next piece of Africa’s growth jigsaw

David Fine, Susan Lund, 4 December 2012

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Africa’s recent economic performance has been impressive. With average annual growth of 5.1% over the past ten years, the continent is the second fastest-growing region in the world (IMF 2012). The share of people in extreme poverty is falling.

Topics: Development, Labour markets
Tags: Africa, employment, labour, unemployment

Confronting the jobs crisis under tight fiscal constraints

Benedict Clements, Ruud de Mooij, Gerd Schwartz, 9 September 2012

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The economic and social consequences of job losses since the onset of the global crisis have been enormous, as Ben Bernanke recently pointed out (Bernanke 2012). Unemployment rates have soared to an average of 11% in the Eurozone in mid-2012, and youth unemployment has reached alarming levels in many places, exceeding 50% in Greece and Spain.

Topics: Macroeconomic policy
Tags: austerity, employment, fiscal policy, jobs

Vocational education facilitates entry into the labour market but hurts employment at older ages

Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann, Lei Zhang, 21 November 2011

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Responding in part to the economic downturn, the European Commission (2010) recently issued the Bruges Communiqué that called for enhanced vocational education and training (VET). It argued: “If Europe is to maintain its position as the strongest exporter of industrial products in the world, it must have world class VET.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: employment, general education, vocational education

Is short-time work a good method to keep unemployment down?

Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo, 24 January 2011

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Topics: Labour markets, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: employment, short-time work compensation and unemployment

The macroeconomic effects of the new Fiat labour contract

Paolo Manasse, 18 January 2011

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On 15 January, workers at the historic “Mirafiori” plant in Turin voted to approve a new labour contract that had been signed by Fiat and by various trade unions but rejected by the powerful, leftist union of metal workers.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: employment, Industrial negotiations, Italy, trade unions

Citizenship and Employment – Comparing Two Cool Countries

Pieter Bevelander, Ravi Pendakur, 10 January 2011

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URL: www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP8182.asp
Topics: Labour markets, Migration
Tags: citizenship, employment, integration

Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri, Greg C Wright, 26 October 2010

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URL: www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP8078.asp
Topics: Labour markets, Migration, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: employment, immigrants, offshoring, production tasks

Mass privatisation and mortality: Is job loss the link?

John S. Earle, 7 March 2009

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Was mass privatisation responsible for the increased mortality in post-communist societies during the 1990s?

Topics: Politics and economics, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: employment, mortality, post communism, privatisation

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