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Pissarides, Christopher A.

Works: 253 works in 536 publications in 3 languages and 6,673 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Christopher A Pissarides
Most widely held works by Christopher A Pissarides
Equilibrium unemployment theory by Christopher A Pissarides( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation An equilibrium theory of unemployment assumes that firms and workers maximize their payoffs under rational expectations and that wages are determined to exploit the private gains from trade. This book focuses on the modeling of the transitions in and out of unemployment, given the stochastic processes that break up jobs and lead to the formation of new jobs, and on the implications of this approach for macroeconomic equilibrium and for the efficiency of the labor market. This approach to labor market equilibrium and unemployment has been successful in explaining the determinants of the "natural" rate of unemployment and new data on job and worker flows, in modeling the labor market in equilibrium business cycle and growth models, and in analyzing welfare policy. The second edition contains two new chapters, one on endogenous job destruction and one on search on the job and job-to-job quitting. The rest of the book has been extensively rewritten and, in several cases, simplified
NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005 by Universities--National Bureau Committee for Economic Research( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics brings together leading American and European economists to discuss a broad range of current issues in global macroeconomics. An international companion to the more American-focused NBER Macroeconomics Annual, the 2005 volume first explores macroeconomic issues of interest to all advanced economies, then analyzes topical questions concerning the eastward expansion of the European Monetary Union. Jeffrey A. Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Economic Growth at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Christopher A. Pissarides is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Both are Research Associates at the National Bureau of Economic Research
Women at work : an economic perspective( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering employment and wage gender gaps, participation of women, fertility, and the welfare of children, this insightful volume considers the trend towards greater particiption of women in labor markets. It addresses the trade-offs involved in increasing participation of women in paid employment, setting out a better informed policy debate about these issues, and paving the way to realistic targets and ways to achieve them
Labour market adjustment : microeconomic foundations of short-run neoclassical and Keynesian dynamics by Christopher A Pissarides( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main purpose of this book is to develop a general theoretical framework within which it is possible to analyse the interaction of markets in disequilibrium. It considers optimal firm and household behaviour in a dynamic sequence of the labour and commodity markets when there is imperfect information about wage offers and the supply price of labour. The study is mainly theoretical but several empirical phenomena are shown to have an important interpretation within the framework of the model. Models of individual behaviour dealt with in the book increase our understanding of the working of an economic system out of equilibrium by providing the foundation for such dynamic processes as the Keynesian multiplier and the Phillips curve. The analysis points to a short-run dynamic process which exhibits Keynesian features when involuntary unemployment coexists with frictional unemployment and Neoclassical features when involuntary unemployment falls to a very low level
Job matching, wage dispersion, and unemployment by Dale Mortensen( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides are the recipients (with Peter Diamond) of the Nobel memorial Prize in Economics 2010. They have made path-breaking contributions to the analysis of markets with search and matching frictions, which account for much of the success of job search theory and the flows approach in becoming a leading tool for microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis of labor markets. Both scientists have gained groundbreaking insights through individual as well as joint research. Consequently, this volume not only features several papers which helped shape the equilibrium search model, including some early contributions which have initiated the research on what is known today as the search and matching model of the labor market, but it also presents a joint paper by the IZA Prize Laureates, which is a complete statement of the equilibrium search and matching model with endogenous job creation and job destruction. As part of the IZA Prize Series, the book presents a selection of their most important work which has highly enriched research on unemployment as an equilibrium phenomenon, on labor market dynamics, and on cyclical adjustment
Beyond austerity : reforming the Greek economy( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than eight years after the global financial crisis began, the economy of Greece shows little sign of recovery, and its position in the eurozone seems tenuous. Between 2008 and 2014, incomes in Greece shrank by more than 25 percent, homes lost more than a third of their value, and the unemployment rate reached 27 percent. Most articles on Greece in the media focus on the effects of austerity, repayment of its debt, and its future in the eurozone. In 'Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy', leading Greek economists from institutions both within and outside Greece, take a broader and deeper view of the Greek crisis, examining the pathologies that made Greece vulnerable to the crisis and the implications for the entire eurozone. Each chapter takes on a specific policy area, examining it in terms of Greece's economic reality and offering possible directions for policy. The topics range from macroeconomic issues to markets and their regulation to finance to the public sector. Individual chapters address the costs and benefits of participation in the eurozone, Greece's international competitiveness, taxation, pensions, the labor market, privatization, product markets, finance, education, healthcare, corruption, the justice system, and public administration. The contributors argue that Greek institutions require a deep overhaul rather than quick fixes to enable long-term growth and prosperity
Trade and industrial location with heterogeneous labor by Mary Amiti( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We show in the context of a new economic geography model that when labor is heterogenous trade liberalization may lead to industrial agglomeration and interregional trade. Labor heterogeneity gives local monopoly power to firms but also introduces variations in the quality of the job match. Matches are likely to be better when there are more firms and workers in the local market, giving rise to an agglomeration force that can offset the forces against trade costs and the erosion of monopoly power. We derive analytically a robust agglomeration equilibrium and illustrate its properties with numerical simulations
Human capital and growth : a synthesis report by Christopher A Pissarides( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main policy implication that emerges from this study is that subsidised education without at the same time provision for the creation of growth-enhancing jobs can be good for the individual but bad for growth (and presumably public finances). There is evidence of very high private returns to education, in the form of higher wages for degree holders, but also evidence that these returns are not always matched by social returns in the form of higher output. Governments need to ensure that educated men and women have incentives to work in occupations that contribute to social welfare. Admittedly, some of those occupations, such as the running of social services or the looking after of sick people, do not show up in growth statistics. But they are as valuable as those that do
NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2008 by International Seminar on Macroeconomics( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumption and savings with unemployment risk : implications for employment contracts by Christopher A Pissarides( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper derives optimal employment contracts when workers are risk averse and there are employment and unemployment risks. Without income insurance, consumption rises during employment and falls during unemployment. Optimal employment contracts offer severance compensation and sometimes give notice before dismissal. Severance compensation smoothes consumption during employment but dismissal delays insure partially against the unemployment risk because of moral hazard. During the delay consumption falls to give incentives to the worker to search for another job. No dismissal delays are optimal if exogenous unemployment compensation is sufficiently generous"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Looking into the black box : a survey of the matching function by B Petrongolo( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment, consumption and growth by Charles R Bean( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ins and outs of European unemployment by B Petrongolo( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we study the contribution of inflows and outflows to the dynamics of unemployment in three European countries, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain. We compare performance in these three countries making use of both administrative and labor force survey data. We find that the impact of the 1980s reforms in Britain is evident in the contributions of the inflow and outflow rates. The inflow rate became a bigger contributor after the mid 1980s, although its significance subsided again in the late 1990s and 2000s. In France the dynamics of unemployment are driven virtually entirely by the outflow rate, which is consistent with a regime with strict employment protection legislation. In Spain, however, both rates contribute significantly to the dynamics, very likely as a consequence of the prominence of fixed-term contracts since the late 1980s
New developments in models of search in the labour market by Dale Mortensen( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scale effects in markets with search by B Petrongolo( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reduced-form tests of scale effects in markets with search, run when aggregate matching functions are estimated, may miss important scale effects at the micro level, because of the reactions of job searchers. A semi-structural model is developed and estimated on a British sample, testing for scale effects on the offer arrival rate and the wage offer distribution. When contrasting London with the rest of the country we find scale effects in wage offers. But the larger market delivers higher realized wages and not more matches, because the scale effects on matches are offset by the response of reservation wages"--London School of Economics web site
Taxes, subsidies and equilibrium labour market outcomes by Dale Mortensen( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We explore the effects of taxes and subsidies on job creation, job destruction, employment and wages in the Mortensen-Pissarides version of the search and matching equilibrium framework. Qualitative analytical results show that wage and employment subsidies increase employment, especially of low skill workers, and also increase wages. A job creation or hiring subsidy reduces unemployment duration but increases incidence with an ambiguous effect on overall employment. A firing tax has the reverse effects but the same indeterminacy. In the special case of a competitive search equilibrium, in which search externalities are internalized, there is a first best configuration. The results are: no tax on the wage, an employment subsidy that offsets the distortions on the job destruction margin induced by unemployment compensation and employment protection policy, as well as a hiring subsidy equal to the implicit tax on severance imposed by any form of employment protection. The costs of these and other policies are financed by a non-distortionary consumption tax. Computational experiments confirm this ideal also determines the direction in which marginal improvements can be made both in terms of efficiency and in terms of improving low skill worker employment and wage outcomes
Trends in hours and economic growth by Liwa Rachel Ngai( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study long-run trends in market hours of work and employment shifts across economic sectors driven by uneven TFP growth in market and home production. We focus on the structural transformation between agriculture, manufacturing and services and on the marketization of home production. The model can rationalize the observed falling or Ushaped pattern for aggregate hours, the shift from agriculture to services and balanced aggregate growth. We find support for the model's predictions in long-run US data
Who are the unemployed? by Christopher A Pissarides( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural change in a multi-sector model of growth by Liwa Rachel Ngai( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We study a multi-sector model of growth with differences in TFP growth rates across sectors and derive sufficient conditions for the coexistence of structural change, characterized by sectoral labor reallocation, and balanced aggregate growth. The conditions are weak restrictions on the utility and production functions commonly applied by macroeconomists. Per capita output grows at the rate of labor-augmenting technological progress in the capital-producing sector and employment moves to low-growth sectors. In the limit all employment converges to two sectors, the slowest-growing consumption-goods sector and the capital-goods sector"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
On vacancies by Richard Jackman( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005
NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005Women at work : an economic perspectiveLabour market adjustment : microeconomic foundations of short-run neoclassical and Keynesian dynamicsJob matching, wage dispersion, and unemploymentNBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2008
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Christopher A. Pissarides

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