Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56458
Authors: 
Rottmann, Horst
Flaig, Gebhard
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
HAW im Dialog - Weidener Diskussionspapiere 31
Abstract: 
This paper deals with the effects of labour market institutions on unemployment in a panel of 19 OECD countries for the period 1960 to 2000. In contrast to many other studies, we use long time series and analyze cyclically adjusted trend values of the unemployment rate. Our novel contribution is the estimation of panel models where we allow for heterogeneous effects of institutions on unemployment. Our main results are that on the average a tighter employment protection, a higher tax burden on labour income and a more generous unemployment insurance system increase, whereas a higher centralization of wage negotiations decreases unemployment. The strength of the effects differs considerably between countries.
Subjects: 
Employment protection
labour market institutions
unemployment
international comparison
JEL: 
J23
E24
J50
ISBN: 
978-3-937804-33-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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