Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168277
Authors: 
Weber, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Unemployment I B05-V3
Abstract: 
We study whether decentralizing public employment services impacts job finding positively, as is suggested by the classic decentralization theorem, or negatively, as is suggested by political economy considerations. Our difference-in-difference estimates for a German reform in 2012 point to negative effects: Decentralization decreased job finding by 10% and increased the use of inefficient job creation programs that likely reduce local but increase federal public expenditures.
JEL: 
H11
H75
I38
J48
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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