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dc.contributor.authorBalestrino, Alessandroen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:19:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30470-
dc.description.abstractIt is estimated that only 5% of musicians in Italy are regularly employed. In an attempt at understanding such a peculiar situation, we build a theoretical model of the musicians' labour market in which we embed the main institutional features of the Italian system. We notice how the presence of taxation incentivates the formation of a black market for musicians and discourages talented agents from becoming full-time musicians in all second-best economies. In Italy both tendencies are particularly strong, and further exacerbated by the presence of an actuarially unfair pension system for musicians. These inefficiencies might be corrected by a two-fold policy: the reform of the pension system, and the introduction of a sufficiently large unemployment benefit for musicians. We notice that the first step, while highly desirable, is unlikely to be politically feasible in the current Italian institutional setting. The second step, which has a general interest for any second-best economy, is instead viable under certain circumstances.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2769en_US
dc.subject.jelJ44en_US
dc.subject.jelZ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmusicianen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordmoonlightingen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment benefiten_US
dc.subject.keywordItalyen_US
dc.subject.stwKünstlerische Berufeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwAlterssicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerwirkungen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.titleKind of Black : the musicians' labour market in Italyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn610035320en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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