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Wasmer, Etienne

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Works: 184 works in 417 publications in 3 languages and 1,926 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: HD4904.7, 338.5
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Most widely held works by Etienne Wasmer
Education and training in Europe by Giorgio Brunello( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe is one of the richest and most educated areas of the world, yet it faces low economic growth, structural difficulties in the labour market, and stiff international competition. This book looks at the current state of play in education and training in Europe and asks what policies are necessary to ensure Europe can meet future labour demands
Principes de microéconomie méthodes empiriques et théories modernes by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in French and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« Ce livre est une introduction moderne à la microéconomie fondée sur les recherches empiriques et théoriques des trois dernières décennies. À la lumière des études les plus récentes et avec tout le sens pédagogique dont il fait preuve à Science Po, Étienne Wasmer montre ici que l'économie est d'abord une méthodologie d'analyse des faits sociaux et humains. Elle permet de traiter une grande quantité de sujets à partir d'un nombre limité de principes. L'objectif de ce manuel est de définir et d'utiliser ces principes pour éclairer les innombrables débats politiques et de société. Cette démarche permet de comprendre le fonctionnement des marchés et le rôle que doit jouer un gouvernement lorsque ceux-ci sont défaillants. Elle procure aussi les outils essentiels à l'évaluation des politiques publiques. Enfin, elle donne la possibilité de mesurer le "bonheur" des individus qui interagissent dans une économie, et d'aborder des thèmes variés concernant chacun (climat, sport, sécurité, etc.) parfois inattendus ou, en apparence, loin de l'économie » --Page 4 de la couv
Labor, credit, and goods markets : the macroeconomics of search and unemployment by Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an integrated framework to study the theoretical and quantitative properties of economies with frictions in multiple markets. Building on analyses of markets with frictions by 2010 Nobel laureates Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, and Christopher A. Pissarides, which provided a new theoretical approach to search markets, the book applies this new paradigm to labor, finance, and goods markets. It shows, in particular, how frictions in different markets interact with each other. The book first covers the main developments in the analysis of the labor market in the presence of frictions, offering a systematic analysis of the dynamics of this environment and explaining the notion of macroeconomic volatility. Then, building on the generality and simplicity of the search analysis, the book adapts it to other markets, developing the tools and concepts to analyze friction in these markets. The book goes beyond the traditional general equilibrium analysis of markets, which is often frictionless. It begins with the standard analysis of a single market, and then sequentially integrates more markets into the analysis, progressing from labor to financial to goods markets. Along the way, the book provides a number of useful results and insights, including the existence of a direct link between search frictions and the degree of volatility in the economy.--
Moving Towards a Single Labour Contract : Pros, Cons and Mixed Feelings by Nicolas Lepage-Saucier( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses the pros and cons of a single labour contract. After reviewing the current state of dualism in labour markets and the recent labour reforms in Europe, we discuss the various proposals to eliminate dualism. Next, we emphasise the costs of dualism and discuss whether they would be addressed by introducing a single labour contract. We notably introduce a distinction between reforms based on introducing a single contract with progressive seniority rights (CPSR) or a single contract with long probation periods (CLPP). We argue that their gains and costs are very different, especially with regards to the stigma effects and dualism. We also consider alternative reforms: the introduction of a single labour contract as such, and alternative reforms independent of the labour contract but addressing the issue of dualism (training, access to housing and to credit) and compare their costs and benefits. We then build a simple model where both temporary and permanent contracts are available to firms. We use it to describe the demand for temporary contracts and the potential consequences of removing them and reach the following conclusions. First, employment protection has a moderate negative impact on employment, which can be mitigated when temporary contracts are available. Second, the elimination of temporary contracts decreases total employment (by 7 percentage points according to our calculations). Offsetting this effect would require an ambitious reform of employment protection laws of permanent contracts (in this specific setup, amounting to a cut in layoff costs by two thirds). Finally, the coexistence of temporary and permanent contracts may also have negative effects on social norms within the firm and workers' motivation and eliminating temporary contracts could therefore enhance productivity in this context
Vers une société de mobilité : les jeunes, l'emploi et le logement by Jean-Benoît Eyméoud( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En France, malgré les diverses actions publiques entreprises, le niveau de chômage des jeunes a continûment augmenté depuis les années 1970. Faut-il y voir une fatalité? A-t-on identifié les véritables freins à l'entrée dans le marché du travail? Alors qu'il est avéré que vivre dans une région riche en emplois qualifiés agumente systématiquement les chances de retour à l'emploi, on peut s'étonner de la très grande faiblesse de la mobilité des jeunes en France. Pourquoi ne se déplacent-ils pas pour bénificier de meilleurs environnements économiques? Cet ouvrage montre que le phénomène ne tient pas tant à des choix personnels ou familiaux qu'à l'existence de politiques publiques entravant la mobilité. Les politiques de logement et d'emplois aidés, notamment, tendent à enfermer les jeunes dans ce qu'on pourrait qualifier de trappes à immobilité. Les auteurs proposent cinq mesures de politique publique qui permettraient d'accroître la mobilité des jeunes et d'améliorer ainsi leur insertion sur le marché du travail. (4e de couverture)
Are specific skills an obstacle to labor market adjustment? : theory and an application to the EU enlargement by Ana Lamo( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We argue that the existence of large amounts of specific human capital makes costly and slows down the adjustment in the labor market after large reallocation shocks. To illustrate this point we build a theoretical framework in which young agents & rsquo; career is heavily determined by initial education, and analyze the transition to a new steady-state after a sectoral demand shift. An interesting case study is the EU enlargement, which led to modernization of many sectors in eastern countries and to a fast decline of traditional industries. Using labor force data from a large economy with rigid labor markets, Poland, and a small open economy with increased flexibility, Estonia, we document and find support for our claim. Quantitative exercises suggest that the overspecializaton of the labor force in Poland explain to a large extent the much higher and persistent unemployment compared to Estonia during the period of EU enlargement
Le nouveau modèle européen. Volume 2 by Anne Weyembergh( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La « méthode Monnet » de construction européenne serait-elle en voie de s'épuiser ? De nombreux indices le donnent à penser. Après l'achèvement du marché intérieur, et face aux défis que constituent la fin de la guerre froide, la mondialisation et l'élargissement, l'Union européenne est en quête d'une nouvelle méthode d'intégration. Les grandes politiques lancées par les traités de Maastricht et Amsterdam (Union économique et monétaire, politique étrangère, sécurité intérieure, politiques sociales) reposent de plus en plus sur une « coopération ouverte » entre gouvernements, où les institutions communautaires peinent à trouver leurs marques. Élargie dans sa taille et dans ses objectifs, l'Union se repose davantage, pour la conception et la mise en œuvre de ses politiques, sur les gouvernements nationaux et les entités régionales. Le temps des grands engagements semble, lui aussi, révolu. Les conférences intergouvernementales se succèdent désormais à un rythme soutenu, davantage pour corriger les traités que pour lancer de nouveaux projets de grande ampleur. La construction de l'Europe connaît ainsi une « grande transformation », qui impose de réfléchir au nouveau modèle qui se dessine, à la fois plus ambitieux dans ses objectifs et plus modeste dans ses moyens, plus large dans son étendue géographique et plus décentralisé. Le second volume de cette étude est consacré aux politiques internes et externes de l'Union. Les auteurs y analysent les mutations profondes du modèle socio-économique dues au passage de l'approche redistributive à l'approche régulatrice. Ils soulèvent aussi les dilemmes et les options de l'identité extérieure de l'Union, dont l'évolution se trouve à un tournant. Derrière ces transformations, ce sont les questions de la politisation et de la « nouvelle identité » de l'Europe qui se trouvent posées
État moderne, État efficace : évaluer les dépenses publiques pour sauvegarder le modèle français by Marc Ferracci( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour market efficiency, wages and employment when search frictions interact with intrafirm bargaining by Pierre Cahuc( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a macroeconomic theory of wage determination, the agnostic reader should be puzzled by the apparent contradiction between two influential theories. On one hand, in the standard search-matching theory with wage bargaining, hiring cost and constant returns of labor, the bargaining power of employees allows them to get rents and gives rise either to overemployment or to under-employment compared with the first-best. On the other hand, in Stole and Zwiebel's theory of intrafirm bargaining with no hiring cost and decreasing returns of labor, the bargaining power of employees does not allow them to get rent and always gives rise to over-employment. In this paper, we try to reconcile the approaches. A simple matching model with large firms and diminishing marginal productivity of labor allows us to show that the two limit cases described above yield a mix of robust and non robust results: In the most general case, employees get rents and there is more frequently over employment compared to the efficient allocation than in the standard search-matching model
Les mobilités des salariés by France( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce rapport montre, chiffres à l'appui, que la flexibilité des emplois s'est développée en France de façon significative, renforcée par différentes voies (essor de l'intérim, des CDD, etc.). Subsiste en revanche une insuffisance de la mobilité des salariés. Des mesures visant à développer les mobilités choisies et à renforcer les compétences générales plutôt que spécifiques sont proposées.--Memento
Between-group competition in the labour market and the rising returns to skill : US and France 1964-2000 by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the changes in the composition of the labor force in the last 35 years and quantifies the substitution of low education / high experience workers by low experience / high education workers by using US and French microdata. The consequences of this substitution on the wage structure are then investigated. In the US, labor supply changes can explain the changes in returns to experience. It also accounts for a part of the increase in returns to education between 1980 and 2000, between 8% and 20% depending on the specification. These results rely on panel estimates of a useful concept: the elasticity of substitution between experience and education, which is found to be less than half. In France, the covariations of prices and the supply of skills are consistent with a pure labor supply explanation. Methodologically, the paper shows that the use of a stock measure of efficient units of skills is better than flow measures (e.g. cohort size). It also allows to analyze the consequences of rising female labor participation
The macroeconomics of labour and credit market imperfections by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor market frictions are not the only possible factor responsible for high unemployment. Credit market imperfections, driven by microeconomic frictions and impacted upon by macroeconomic factors such as monetary policy, could also be to blame. This paper shows that labor and credit market imperfections interact in a complementary way - which may explain why European and US unemployment differ so much when labor markets have become more similar at the margin in Europe and the US. To develop this idea, we build a search model that treats credit and labor market imperfections in a symmetrical way. We introduce specificity in credit relationships, and assume that credit to potential entrepreneurs is rationed due to endogenous search frictions, in the spirit of Diamond (1990). These imperfections mirror the job search frictions that we introduce, à la Mortensen- Pissarides (1994), in the labor market
Higher education levels, firms' outside options and the wage structure by Åsa Rosén( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We analyze the consequences of an increase in the supply of highly educated workers on relative and real wages in a search model where wages are set by Nash-bargaining. The key insight is that an increase in the supply of highly educated workers improves the firms' outside option. As a consequence, the real wage of all workers decreases in the short-run. Since this decline is more pronounced for less educated workers, wage inequality increases. In the long-run a better educated work force induces firms to invest more in physical capital. Wage inequality and real wages of highly educated workers increase while real wages of less educated workers may decrease. These results are consistent with the U.S. experience in the 70s and 80s. Based upon differences in legal employment protection we also provide an explanation for the diverging evolution of real and relative wages in Continental Europe
Labour supply dynamics, unemployment and human capital investments by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of Prozac : (do employees really gain from strong employment protection?) by Etienne Wasmer( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobility in Europe : why it is low, the bottlenecks, and the policy solutions by Alexandre Janiak( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report studies how adjustments in the European labour markets are a major source of economic resilience and integration. As such, they warrant in-depth understanding and close monitoring in the specific context of Eurozone and national fiscal policies."--Publication information page
Does space affect search? : a theory of local unemployment by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting European and US labour market differences : the specificity of human capital investments by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equilibrium urban unemployment by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition for jobs in a growing economy and the emergence of dualism by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Étienne Wasmer economista francés

Etienne Wasmer ekonomist francez

Étienne Wasmer Frans econoom

Étienne Wasmer fransk ekonom

Étienne Wasmer fransk økonom

Etienne Wasmer French economist

Wasmer, E. 1970-

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