Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36324
Authors: 
Gimpelson, Vladimir
Kapelyushnikov, Rostislav
Lukiyanova, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4484
Abstract: 
Since formal laws can be observed or ignored to varying degrees, the actual enforcement regime shapes incentives and constraints. Most of the studies exploring EPL effects on labour market performance implicitly assume that EPL compliance is near to complete and therefore all firms bear full adjustment costs incurred by the regulations. This seems to be a very strong assumption for any country but it sounds especially strong and hardly plausible for developing and transition economies. But if compliance and enforcement varies widely across regions/cities or segments of firms, then this variation is likely to cause variation in performance. This paper looks at Russia in particular. The main idea of this paper is to analize cross-regional and inter-temporal variation in EPL enforcement and to explore empirically whether it is translated into regional labour market outcomes. The paper employs unique data set based on the State Labour Inspectorate data and the Supreme Court statistics on labour disputes.
Subjects: 
Employment protection regulations
enforcement
employment
unemployment
regional labor markets
Russia
JEL: 
J21
J23
J52
K31
R23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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