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The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, and Lars Calmfors (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Current theories of unions are mainly theories of what unions were and did rather than theories of what unions will be and will do. Thus, the purpose of this book is to help make ... More


Structural Reforms Without Prejudices

Tito Boeri, Micael Castanheira, Riccardo Faini, and Vincenzo Galasso (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203628
eISBN:
9780191708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203628.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Our economies face constant challenges from many different directions. Structural reforms are implemented every day, either to grasp the benefits of globalization and technological change, or to ... More


The Determinants of Highly Skilled Migration: Evidence from OECD Countries 1980–2005

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The goal of this chapter is to analyse how geographical, legal, institutional, and economic factors affect the scale of immigration and the skill composition of the immigrant population. A ... More


Tax and Welfare Reform in Greece1

Maria Flevotomou, Michael Haliassos, Christos Kotsogiannis, and Costas Meghir

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A well-designed tax and welfare benefit system, which minimizes distortions while raising the required revenue and providing suitable social insurance, is a key component of an advanced economy. This ... More


Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Edmund S. Phelps and Hans-Werner Sinn (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Economists disagree on what ails the economies of continental western Europe, which are widely perceived to be underperforming in terms of productivity and other metrics. Is it some deficiency in ... More


Revisiting the Nordic Model: Evidence on Recent Macroeconomic Performance

Jeffrey D. Sachs

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the economic and political performance of three groups of high-income countries—Nordic, European continental, and English-speaking countries—with vastly different systems of ... More


Introduction

Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber

in Longer-term Consequences of the Great Recession on the Lives of Europeans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198708711
eISBN:
9780191779572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708711.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the reader to the topics covered in the book. It explains in what sense and to what extent the analysis of individual-level survey data can be informative on the way the ... More


Characterizing Income Shocks and their Transmission to Household Consumption

Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber

in Longer-term Consequences of the Great Recession on the Lives of Europeans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198708711
eISBN:
9780191779572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708711.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter we use household income and consumption data to establish whether income shocks are temporary or permanent, and to what extent they translate into changes in consumption. To this end ... More


Anatomy of Financial Hardship

Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber

in Longer-term Consequences of the Great Recession on the Lives of Europeans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198708711
eISBN:
9780191779572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708711.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses life-history data covering a number of European countries (SHARELIFE) to analyse what makes people likely to fall into financial hardship. The analysis highlights the all-important ... More


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