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Centre for Economic Policy Research, London (GB)

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Works: 1,592 works in 1,600 publications in 1 language and 164 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Centre for Economic Policy Research, London (GB)
Industrial organization and the new industrial polcy by David B Audretsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langage and the earnings of immigrants by Christian Dustmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integration, agglomeration and the political economics of factor mobility by Gianmarco I. P Ottaviano( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment through 'learning from experience' by Steve Alpern( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal target zones : how an exchange rate mechanism can improve upon discretion by Marcus Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the unemployed unemployable? by Gilles Saint-Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Avenues of technology transfer : foreign investment and productivity change in the Czech Republic by Simeon Djankov( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed 40 hours or not employed 39: lesson from the 1982 mandatory reduction of the workweek by Bruno Crépon( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We use longitudinal individual wage, hours, and employment data to investigate the effect of the February 1, 1982 mandatory reduction of weekly working hours in France. Just after François Mitterrand's election in May 1981, the government decided to increase the minimum wage by 5%. Then, as promised in its electoral program, the socialist government reduced the workweek from 40 to 39 hours. At the same time, it mandated stable monthly earnings for minimum wage workers and recommended the stabilization of monthly earnings for other workers (recommendations followed by 90% of the firms). We show that workers directly affected by these changes - those working 40 hours in March 1981 as well as those working overtime at the same date - were more likely to lose their jobs between 1981 and 1982 than workers not affected by the changes - those working 36 to 39 hours in March 1981. Moreover, because the decree enforcing the new standard was issued faster than earlier promises, some firms had no time to complete negotiations and their workers were still working 40 hours after February 1, 1982. We show that these workers were also strongly affected by the reduction in standard hours. Our estimates of the impact of this one-hour reduction of the workweek on employment losses vary between 2% and 4%, depending on the methodology or the data used. Furthermore, we show that minimum wage workers were most affected by the changes. This result, consistent with our model, is due to the impossibility of adjusting their monthly wage, which results in excess job destruction and creation. These results should help us understand the possible effects of the upcoming mandatory reduction of hours in France, where the maximum weekly working hours declined from 39 to 35 hours beginning in January 2000. Similar programs are envisaged in other European countries, which hope that hours reductions will be an efficient policy for reducing unemployment
Undesirable redistributions in the retirement public pension schemes by F. P Schioppa( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumption, 'credit crunches' and financial deregulation by Andrew Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soft budget constraint theories : from centralization to the market by Eric Maskin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currency substitution and vehicle currencies : tests of alternative hypotheses for the dollar, DM and yen by Stephen Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollution havens and foreign direct investment : dirty secret or popular myth? by Beata K. Smarzynska Javorcik( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "pollution haven" hypothesis states that multinational firms, particularly those in highly polluting industries, relocate to countries with weak environmental standards. Despite the plausibility and popularity of this hypothesis, Smarzynska and Wei find only weak evidence in its favor
International consumption risk sharing by Fabio Canova( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Core, periphery, exchanges rate regimes and globalization by Michael D Bordo( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we focus on the different historical regime experiences of the core and the periphery. Before 1914 advanced countries adhered to gold while periphery countries either emulated the advanced countries or floated. Some peripheral countries were especially vulnerable to financial crises and debt default in large part because of their extensive external debt obligations denominated in core country currencies. This left them with the difficult choice of floating but restricting external borrowing or devoting considerable resources to maintaining an extra hard peg. Today while advanced countries can successfully float, emergers who are less financially mature and must borrow abroad in terms of advanced country currencies, are afraid to float for the same reason as their nineteenth century forbearers. To obtain access to foreign capital they may need a hard peg to the core country currencies. Thus the key distinction between core and periphery countries both then and now that we emphasize in this paper is financial maturity, evidenced in the ability to issue international securities denominated in domestic currency. Evidence in Section 2 from Feldstein-Horioka tests 1880-1997 agrees with the 'Folk' wisdom that financial integration was as high before 1914 as it is today. But the evidence suggests that it was not the exchange rate regime followed that mattered but the presence of capital controls. Moreover the financial integration observed for the recent period is largely an advanced country phenomenon Section 3 lays out the financial maturity hypothesis, presents narrative evidence for the pre-1914 period of the different experiences of the core and peripheral countries in adhering to the gold standard, and documents that for the emerging countries, plus ca change. Finally, Section 4 presents empirical evidence for core and peripheral countries 1880-1913 and today based on traditional money demand regressions suggesting a strong link between financial depth and the exchange rate regime
Eurosystem monetary targeting : lessons from U.S. data by Glenn D Rudebusch( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a small empirical model of inflation, output, and money estimated on U.S. data, we compare the relative performance of monetary targeting and inflation targeting. The results show that monetary targeting would be quite inefficient, with both higher inflation and output variability. This is true even with a deterministic money demand formulation. In this framework, there is thus no support for the prominent role given to money growth in the Eurosystem's monetary policy strategy
Staying afloat when the wind shifts : external factors and emerging-market banking crises by Barry J Eichengreen( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We analyze banking crises using a panel of macroeconomic and financial data for more than one hundred developing countries from 1975 through 1992. We find that banking crises in emerging markets are strongly associated with adverse external conditions. In particular Northern interest rates are strongly associated with the onset of banking crises in developing countries, even after taking into account a host of internal macroeconomic factors. A one percent increase in Northern interest rates is associated with an increase in the probability of Southern banking crises of around three percent. Our results also seem insensitive to the effects of differing exchange rate regimes, external debt burdens and domestic financial structures
Currency crises : a perspective on recent theoretical developments by Olivier Jeanne( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exchange rate risk and imperfect capital mobility in an optimizing macromodel by Neil Rankin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Russian workers do not move : attachment of workers through in-kind payments by Guido Friebel( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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