Antonio Cabrales, Juan Dolado, Ricardo Mora, Friday, December 5, 2014 - 00:00
Elke Jahn, Regina T. Riphahn, Claus Schnabel, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 00:00
Economic policymakers across Europe have sought to increase labour market flexibility by promoting the use of temporary employment. This column points to a possible trade-off between efficiency and equity when deregulating labour markets, suggesting that flexible forms of employment can be both a boon and a bane for labour markets and for society as a whole.
Gilles Saint-Paul, Friday, February 1, 2008 - 00:00
France has agreed a raft of labour market reforms. Here one of France’s most market-oriented labour economists evaluates the likely impact, concluding that it’s an improvement, but heightens incentives to become unemployed.