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López-Bazo, Enrique

Works: 9 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 13 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Enrique López-Bazo
Regional economic dynamics and convergence in the European Union( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: Inequality and regional economic growth( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infrastructure investments as a tool for regional development policy: lessons from the Spanish evidence by Rosina Moreno( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heterogeneidad regional en las diferencias por género en las tasas de desempleo en Colombia( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment effects of reduced non-wage labour costs by Raul Ramos( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reducing labour taxes or offering incentives to hire new workers could motivate employers to either retain staff who might otherwise have been let go or to create new jobs. Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, both types of measure have been deployed in many EU Member States. This report reviews the effectiveness of measures designed to reduce the employer part of the tax wedge in an effort to stimulate positive labour market outcomes. It provides an overview of the reforms adopted since 2008 across the EU Member States to stimulate labour demand, focusing on policies aimed at reducing the cost of labour for employers. It analyses the effectiveness of shifts in employer social security contributions, employer payroll taxes and functionally equivalent employer incentives as employment-generating policy interventions. The findings show mixed evidence of positive employment effects from relevant policy reforms but suggest that measures targeted at specific groups of workers are more likely to be successful
On the geography of unemployment rates and the spatial sorting of workers' schooling (preliminary version prepared for the 2013 ERSA Meeting) by Enrique López-Bazo( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A distinctive feature of unemployment is that its incidence is far from being homogeneously distributed in the territory. Disparities in unemployment rates are not only observed between countries but also between regions within countries. The available evidence indicates that since the early 80s Spain is a country of high unemployment rates, and persistently large regional disparities. In fact, there is a clear spatial divide in regions showing higher than the average rates in the Northeast, and regions with rates below the average in just a few hundred kilometres distance, in the Southwest. In contrast with the previous studies, here we use micro-data for the Spanish NUTS3 regions to explore the relationship between the spatial distribution of individuals' education and regional unemployment rates. We provide novel evidence showing that i) the impact of individual's education on unemployment largely varies across regions and, ii) regional disparities in the level of educational attainment of the active population explain a big deal of the observed disparities in the regional distribution of unemployment rates, particularly in periods of high unemployment
The spatial distribution of human capital can it really be explained by regional differences in market access? by Burhan Can Karahasan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper checks for the robustness of the estimate of the impact of market access on the regional variability of human capital, derived from the NEG literature. The hypothesis is that the estimate of the coefficient of the measure of market access is actually capturing the effect of regional differences in the industrial mix, and the spatial dependence in the distribution of human capital. Results for the Spanish provinces indicate that the estimated impact of market access vanishes and becomes non-significant once these two elements are included in the empirical analysis
Growth, convergence and (why not?) regional externalities by Esther Vayá( Book )

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

Modelling migration and regional labour markets : an application of the new economic geography model Rhomolo by D'Artis Kancs( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The objective of the present paper is to study the impact of R & D investment on inter-regional labour migration and inter-sectoral labour reallocation in the EU, specifically at regional level. In order to capture important general equilibrium effects, we employ a structural NEG model called RHOMOLO. The RHOMOLO model is a dynamic spatial general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling framework capturing 270 NUTS2 regions in EU-27, and decomposing the economy into 6 sectors. The current base year of RHOMOLO, and to which structural parameters' estimates are used to calibrate the model, is 2007. As a first step of our analysis we econometrically estimate both (i) within country and (ii) across countries migration flows as a function of relative population, relative real wages per employee, relative unemployment rate and regional connectivity (as proxied by bilateral trade between origin and destination regions normalised by the total of their GDP). Our econometric findings suggest that within-country migration is subject to much the same economic forces as between-country migration, with estimates of the coefficients of relative wages and relative unemployment within in the same range. Secondly, we econometrically estimate the R & D and human capital elasticities, which are key parameters in the semi-endogenous growth module of RHOMOLO to assess the impact of R & D investment on TFP growth. In our next step we produce regional scenarios for R & D investments according to the objective of the Europe 2020 strategy and use them to simulate a shock in R & D investments at the regional levels needed to meet the Europe 2020 strategy. Finally, we combine the previous work together in order to simulate the impact on employment levels of regional R & D investments through the geographically heterogeneous effect that they have on migration flows and on labour supply in each EU region. The geographical distribution of R & D expenditures is shown to affect migration flows as well as employment levels at the regional level by increasing skills in those regions affected by R & D expenditures. Spillover effects on neighbouring regions are also observed
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Alternative Names
Bazo, Enrique López-

Enrique López-Bazo economist (Universitat de Barcelona)

Enrique López-Bazo econoom

Enrique López-Bazo Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (Tätig für die AQR Research Group-IREA, Univ. de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Tätig im Dep. of Econometrics, Statistics and Spanish Economy, Univ. Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Tätig am European Inst., London School o...)

López-Bazo, E.