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

Who creates jobs?

Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr, Stephen D O'Connell, 4 December 2011

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The role of entrepreneurs in job creation has a long intellectual tradition (Cantillion 1730, Knight 1921, Schumpeter 1942). While the great economic minds throughout history recognised the link between entrepreneurship, regional development, and job creation, controversies remain.

Topics: Development, Labour markets
Tags: India, job creation

Does fiscal policy matter? Is there a better way to reduce unemployment?

Roger E. A. Farmer , Dmitry Plotnikov, 5 September 2011

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Economic theories that lack an independent role for business and consumer confidence have difficulty explaining the cause of financial crises like the Great Depression or the Great Recession (e.g.

Topics: Global crisis, Labour markets, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus, job creation, multiplier effect

German recovery – it’s the supply-side but not government labour market and welfare state reforms

Wendy Carlin, David Soskice, 14 August 2007

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There is no consensus about the roots of the current German economic recovery. By contrast, two years ago in July 2005, there was unanimity amongst over 240 leading German academic economists who were signatories of a diagnosis and policy prescription. The state of the German economy was characterised as a deep, structural crisis and the demand was for drastic and painful reforms.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions
Tags: German recovery, Germany, job creation

German recovery: it’s the supply side

Michael Burda, 23 July 2007

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After almost a decade of slump, the German economy is finally growing again. Between 1995 and 2005, annual real growth averaged a meagre 1.4%, compared with 3.2% in the US, 2.9% in the UK, 2.1% in France and Denmark and 2.7% in the Netherlands.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions
Tags: Germany, growth, job creation, productivity

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