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Moutos, Thomas

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Works: 69 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 2,728 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HC240, 337.142
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Managing European Union enlargement by CESifo-Delphi conferences ( )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,080 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 ( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is based on papers delivered at the second CESifo-Delphi Conferences (Munich, November 2003, and Delphi, June 2004), which are jointly organized by CESifo and the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business. The CESifo-Delphi Conferences are organized every two years and involve a two-stage process. Following an initial call for abstracts, a number of authors were selected and invited to present their papers at a workshop meeting in Munich. After further refereeing, some of the authors were invited to present (possibly revised) versions of their papers at the final conference meeting in Delphi. Contributions to Economic Analysis was established in 1952. The series purpose is to stimulate the international exchange of scientific information. The series includes books from all areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics
Human capital, employment and bargaining by Robert A Hart ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 339 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inequality and the US import demand function by Margarita Katsimi ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 24 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 panel data for 36 developing and developed countries for the 1980-1997 period. We find significant evidence supporting our prediction that inequality has a large influence on the demand for imports. Moreover we find that, in line with the predictions of our theoretical model, this influence is positive for high-income countries (countries that produce the high quality variety of the vertically differentiated product) and negative for low-income countries (countries that produce the low quality variety of the vertically differentiated product)
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
Unemployment and consumption : the case of motor-vehicles by James R Malley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German 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 )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 20 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
The political economy of EU enlargement : or, why Japan is not a candidate country? by Antonis Adam ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 18 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
Vertical product differentiation and the import demand function : theory and evidence by Jim Malley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A politico-economic analysis of minimum wages and wage subsidies by Antonis Adam ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 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
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
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
Turkish delight for some, cold turkey for others? : the effects of the EU-turkey customs union by Antonis Adam ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following Turkey's application for EU membership in 1987, a Customs Union (CU) between Turkey and the EU, mainly covering trade in manufacturing goods and processed agricultural products, came into effect in 1995. In addition to a large agricultural sector, Turkey also specializes in the production and exportation of relatively low-price, low-quality varieties of manufactured products. We use a theoretical framework in order to demonstrate that these features of the Turkish economy imply asymmetric changes in the trade volumes of the incumbent countries of the EU as a result of the EU-Turkey CU. By examining disaggregated trade data we find that the technologically sophisticated EU countries (e.g., mainly the Northern European countries) are also least similar to Turkey in terms of their export structure, whereas the degree of export similarity between the less technologically sophisticated EU members and Turkey is high. Our econometric results indicate that, in contrast to the "Northern" group's exports to other EU15 countries (which have remained intact), the Southern countries's exports to the other EU15 countries have declined as a result of the EU-Turkey CU. Moreover, the extra penetration of the Turkish market by EU countries has not been more favourable to the Southern group. These findings also imply that technologically sophisticated countries may see no significant further benefits from Turkey's full accession to the EU (whereas the migration and political influence related costs for these countries may be large)
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
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
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 12 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
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
 
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