Unité mixte de recherche 7235

Labour Market Reforms and Outcomes in Estonia

Zuzana Brixiova, Balázs Egert

The unemployment rate in Estonia rose sharply in 2010 to one of the highest levels in the EU, after the country entered a severe recession in 2008. While the rate declined relatively rapidly in 2011, it remained high especially for the less educated. In 2009, the Employment Contract Law relaxed employment protection legislation and sought to raise income protection of the unemployed to facilitate transition from less to more productive jobs while mitigating social costs. Utilizing a search model, this paper shows that increasing further labour market flexibility through reducing the tax wedge on labour would facilitate the structural transformation and reduce the long-term unemployment rate. Linking increases in unemployment benefits to participation in job search or training programmes would improve the unemployed workers’ incentives to search for jobs or retrain and the medium term labour market outcomes. Social protection schemes for the unemployed should be also strengthened as initially intended to give the unemployed sufficient time to search for adequate jobs or retrain for new opportunities.

AGENDA

lundi 12 décembre 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Clément Brébion (Copenhagen BS)

En salle 614 et en distanciel

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Employment Duration

mardi 13 décembre 2022

Développement Durable Environnement et Energie (DDEE)

Nicolas Astier (Paris School of Economics)

16h-17h

Riding together: eliciting travelers’ preferences for long-distance carpooling

mercredi 14 décembre 2022

Économies du monde musulman

Mohamed Touati Tliba (École Supérieure de Commerce, Alger)

The scientific wealth of nations with special reference to MENA region: a cross-country productivity analysis of academic research

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Doctorants

Pablo Aguilar Perez

Profitability and solvency of French insurance companies in an environment of low interest rates

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Groupe de travail « Intelligence artificielle »

Matthieu Latapy (LiP6, CNRS / Sorbonne Université)

Salle G614B

Résistance — Perturber les Infrastructures en Réseaux

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Groupe de travail Economie Comportementale

Magali Dumontet

TBA

jeudi 5 janvier 2023

Lunch

Mehdi Aït-Hamlat, Florian Baudoin, Tanguy Bonnet

Nouveaux doctorants

mardi 10 janvier 2023

Développement Durable Environnement et Energie (DDEE)

Antoine Missemer (CNRS, CIRED Paris)

Pour une histoire alternative des rapports économie-environnement : à propos de ‘A History of Ecological Economic Thought’

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