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Moutos, Thomas

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Works: 75 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 2,940 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HC240, 337.142
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Managing European Union enlargement by CESifo-Delphi conferences ( )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In May 2004 the European Union will undergo the largest expansion in its history when ten countries--Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia--become members. The number of new members and their diversity make this "big bang" enlargement particularly challenging. Not only do these countries vary widely in language, culture, and geography, but also their per capita income is less than half that of existing members. EU officials believe that expanded integration will serve the EU's objectives of peace, stability, prosperity, and democracy; but the less abstract questions of costs and benefits of enlargement are more complex. Each of the chapters in this CESifo volume addresses a different aspect of EU expansion. The contributors, all leading international practitioners and scholars, consider such topics as the effect of euro zone expansion on European Central Bank monetary policy making; using the euro as an external anchor for a national currency; worker migration and income differentials; the Swiss experience with immigration policy in a direct democracy framework; detailed sector analysis using a computable general equilibrium model of the world economy; investment and job creation and destruction in incumbent member countries; and the asymmetric effects of enlargement on high- and low-income incumbent countries. Taken together, the chapters provide useful guidance in shaping the EU policies of the future
Designing the new European Union by Helge Berger ( )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is based on papers delivered at the second CES-ifo-Delphi Conferences, which are jointly organised by CESifo and the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business
Human capital, employment and bargaining by Robert A Hart ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labour market policy topics recur throughout the book and include the choice between pure wage and profit sharing remuneration systems, the issue of whether training should be subsidised by governments, worksharing versus layoff decisions, payroll tax incidence and the choice of compensation system as well as the role of human capital in influencing a firm's voluntary ex ante decision as to whether or not to bargain with an established union
Do excessive wage increases raise imports? theory and evidence by James R Malley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment and consumption : the case of motor-vehicles by James R Malley ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capital accumulation and unemployment : a tale of two "continents" by James R Malley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quasi-permanent employment and the comparative theory of coalitional and neoclassical firms by Robert A Hart ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work sharing : an efficiency wage analysis by Thomas Moutos ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertical product differentiation and the import demand function : theory and evidence by James R Malley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political economy of EU enlargement : or, why Japan is not a candidate country? by Antonis Adam ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper we argue that strong political economy forces explain the rush of the EU to expand eastwards. We use a model of vertical product differentiation in order to claim that technologically- advanced EU firms (residing in high-income member countries) prefer a mutual market-opening with less technologically sophisticated countries than multilateral liberalization, which would necessarily involve the reciprocal opening of markets with other technologically-advanced countries. By the same token, less technologically sophisticated firms residing in low-income member countries would prefer an enlargement that is directed towards high-income countries. The evidence presented in the paper supports our hypothesis
Technical change and unemployment : policy responses and distributional considerations by Thomas Moutos ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We analyze some macroeconomic implications that follow from the fact that people tend to consume higher-quality goods as their incomes rise. The model involves two sectors: one producing a homogeneous good and the other producing a product with variable levels of quality. Both sectors use skilled and unskilled labour, but higher quality varieties of the differentiated good are more skilled-labour intensive. The skilled-tounskilled wage ratio is fixed at a level sufficiently low that some unskilled workersremain unemployed. We show that uniform (across sectors), Hicks-neutral technological progress must increase the unemployment rate. We then discuss a number of policy responses (tax cuts, direct government employment of the unskilled, employment subsidies to firms for hiring the unskilled, increased generosity of unemployment insurance) under different scenarios concerning how the government finances these initiatives. Political economy consequences are emphasized, as we assess each policy's chance of receiving political support from skilled workers. We conclude that a subsidy for the employment of unskilled workers, financed by a rise in the employer payroll tax rate associated with skilled workers is a viable policy option
Whither public interest the case of Greece's public finances by Thomas Moutos ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the last three decades there has been an almost continuous undermining of the public interest by private interests operating either outside or inside Greek public administration. The result of this infiltration has been a gradual loss of bureaucratic autonomy to pursue the public interest. The web of relationships developed between private interests and the two dominant political parties have eroded both the efficacy of public administration and the dynamism of the private sector as incumbent firms and public (or quasi-public) sector functionaries have been using their power to prevent the birth of new firms and to raid the state coffers. The upshot of these have been the emergence of permanently large budget and current account deficits, which have in turn driven Greece's foreign indebtedness to alarming levels, necessitating the current bailout by the EU/ECB/IMF
Some macroeconomic consequences of basic income and employment subsidies by Thomas Moutos ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Efficient bargains in the context of recent labour market experience and policy by Robert A Hart ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Europe in recent times, bargaining between a leading nationally-based industrial union and a representative group of employers over the issues of employment, wages and working time has proved to be influential in a much wider industrial context. Adopting a generalized Nash bargaining approach, this paper considers the possible effects on such "key" bargains of several prominent labor market events and policies experienced since the middle 1970s. These include the impacts of OPEC supply shocks, changes in union power, greater emphasis on payroll taxes as well as growing government economic orthodoxy as expressed through the goal of a balanced budget
A politico-economic analysis of minimum wages and wage subsidies by Antonis Adam ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper we construct a political economy model in which minimum wages are determined according to the wishes of the median voter. Using the minimum wage scheme as the status quo, we show that the replacement of minimum wages by wage subsidies guaranteeing the same (pre-tax) level of income (achieved by the government supplementing the wage income of workers by a subsidy equal to the difference between the competitive wage rate and the minimum wage rate), is not likely to receive political support unless it is supplemented by increased taxation of profits (after-tax profits are also likely to increase). Moreover, we show that the likelihood of implementation of wage subsidies is undermined by the existence of a heterogeneous labour force
Neutral technological change and the skill premium by Thomas Moutos ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inequality and the US import demand function by Margarita Katsimi ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper we build a model of trade in vertically differentiated products and find that income inequality can affect the demand for imports even in the presence of homothetic preferences. The empirical importance of changes in inequality on the demand for imports is then assessed by examining US data for the 1948-1996 period. Using the Johansen (1988) procedure we find that there is no evidence of a long run relationship of a standard imports equation (one including imports, income, and relative prices). However, once we include a measure of inequality in our VAR specification we find not only evidence for the existence of a cointegrating equation in imports, income, relative prices and inequality, but that the evolution of inequality has a large and positive influence on the demand for imports in the US. Moreover we find that our results are robust to alternative methods of estimating cointegration equations
Inequality and redistribution via the public provision of private goods by Margarita Katsami ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monopoly, inequality and redistribution via the public provision of private goods by Margarita Katsimi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turkish delight for some, cold turkey for others? : the effects of the EU-turkey customs union by Antonis Adam ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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