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Experiments on Unemployment Benefit Sanctions and Job Search Behavior


Jan Boone


Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); TILEC

Abdolkarim Sadrieh


University of Magdeburg

Jan C. Van Ours


Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

March 2004

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4298

Abstract:     
This Paper presents the results of an experimental study on unemployment benefit sanctions. The experimental set-up allows us to distinguish between the effects of benefit sanctions once they are imposed (the ex post effect) and the effects that discourage the unemployed from risking benefit sanctions (the ex ante effect). We find that both effects matter. Moreover, the ex ante effect turns out to be substantial and bigger than the ex post effect. Benefits sanctions stimulate the outflow from unemployment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Unemployment benefits, sanctions, experiments, job search

JEL Classification: C91, J64, J65

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Date posted: April 7, 2004  

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Boone, Jan and Sadrieh, Abdolkarim and van Ours, Jan C., Experiments on Unemployment Benefit Sanctions and Job Search Behavior (March 2004). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4298. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=516064

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Jan Boone (Contact Author)
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )
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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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TILEC ( email )
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Abdolkarim Sadrieh
University of Magdeburg ( email )
Faculty of Economics and Management
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39016 Magdeburg
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.ww.uni-magdeburg.de
Jan C. Van Ours
Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 2880 (Phone)
+31 13 466 3042 (Fax)
University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )
Melbourne, 3010
Australia
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