Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223955
Authors: 
Bertrand, Marianne
Crépon, Bruno
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13513
Abstract: 
We assess whether imperfect knowledge of labor regulation hinders job creation at small and medium-sized firms. We partner with a labor law expert that provides information about labor regulation via newsletters and access to a specialized website. We randomly assign 1800 firms to get access to this service for a 21-week period. Six months later, the average employment level at treatment firms was 12% higher than at control firms. The intervention decreased the perception that labor regulation is a constraint to hiring and increased optimal employment level.
Subjects: 
labor demand
labor laws
JEL: 
J23
J63
J64
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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