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Birkbeck College Department of Economics

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Works: 70 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 29 library holdings
Classifications: HB1, 330
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Yardstick contracts and internal firm inefficiency by Paolo Bertoletti( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A nonparametric analysis of regional unemployment dynamics in Britain by Marco Bianchi( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper estimates the probability distribution of relative county unemployment in Britain for the years 1981-1995. We find that the distribution is unimodal in all years, with a falling variance between 1989 and 1994. We use bootstrap methods to determine critical values for the two tails of the distribution, and analyse intra-distribution dynamics. An unemployment transition is defined as a move between a tail and the centre of the distribution (and vice versa). We calculate transition probabilities and find that the probability of leaving any given state is very low. We also find that high (low) unemployment regions have a higher probability of entering a state of lower (higher) unemployment than a state of higher (lower) unemployment. -- panel data ; nonparametric analysis ; Regional unemployment ; asymmetric effects in the persistence of transition dynamics
Voting with your feet in the United Kingdom by Howard J Wall( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Liquidity and financial intermediation by Jayasri Dutta( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
How quickly do British regions recover? by Marco Bianchi( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
On a field theoretic approach to statistical macroeconomics by Michael Orszag( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Testing for stationarity of the real exchange rate in developing countries by Derick Boyd( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Public consumption and unemployment by Gylfi Zoega( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Incapacity benefits and employment policy by Michael Orszag( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The paper explores the employment implications of allowing people the opportunity of using a portion of their incapacity benefits to provide employment vouchers for employers that hire them. The analysis indicates that introducing this policy could increase employment, raise the incomes of incapacity benefit recipients, and reduce employers' labor costs. The analysis explicitly derives the optimal voucher, i.e. the voucher that maximizes employment at no extra budgetary cost. This voucher is shown to depend on the size of incapacity benefits, the separation rate in the absence of the voucher, and the degree of displacement; but it does not depend on the hiring rate. Numerical calculations show the optimal voucher to be large by the standards of many existing employment subsidies
A reconsideration of the empirical evidence on the asymmetric effects of money-supply shocks : positive vs. negative or big vs. small? by Morten O Ravn( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Testing for unit roots in time series with nearly deterministic seasonal variation by Zacharias Psaradakis( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Is military expenditure really a luxury good? : an international panel study of LDCs by Howard J Wall( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Quitting externalities with uncertainty about future productivity by Alison L Booth( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Anatomy of policy complementarities by Mike Orszag( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The analysis provides a new explanation for two widespread problems concerning European unemployment policy: the disappointingly small effect of many past reform measures on unemployment, and the political difficulties in implementing more extensive reform programs. We argue that the heart of these problems may be the failure of many European governments to implement broad-based reform strategies. Our analysis suggests that major unemployment policies are characterised by economic complementarities (in the sense that the effectiveness of one policy depends on the implementation of other policies) and political complementarities (in that the ability to gain political consent for one policy depends on the acceptance of other policies). Under these circumstances, incremental, small-scale adjustments of existing policy packages are doomed to failure. Our analysis suggests instead that the European unemployment problem should be tackled through "broad" reforms that exploit the salient economic and political complementarities among individual policy measures
Unemployment benefits : an assessment of proposals for reform by Dennis J Snower( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Assessing the credibility of a tartet zone : an alternative approach applied to France (1988-1993) by Marco Tronzano( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The gender wage gap and partnership by Hugh Davies( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Hiring risk and labour market equilibrium by J. Michael Orszag( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Current account solvency and the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle by Jerry Coakley( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Causes of changing earnings inequality by Dennis J Snower( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper surveys major empirical regularities concerning changes in earnings inequality in Europe and the U.S. over the past 25 years. Next, it indicates which of these regularities can be explained within the competitive demand-supply framework of analysis and what is left unexplained. Finally, it considers the implications of organizational change as a possible rationale for recent inequality developments
 
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