volume 25, issue 1, P40-59 2009
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grp004
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A. Bassanini, R. Duval

Abstract: AbstractThere is no or limited consensus on the quantitative impact of institutions on unemployment, which has led some to question the case for structural reforms. Recent studies suggest also that institutions interact with each other and cannot be analysed in isolation. In this paper, we estimate a standard reduced-form model to explore the institutional determinants of unemployment and assess its robustness using a large battery of robustness checks. We show that, although the impact of each individual pol…

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