Donald O. Parsons

George Washington University

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

21

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Trends in Severance Pay Coverage in the United States, 1980-2001

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Jan 2006
John Bishow and Donald O. Parsons
Bureau of Labor Statistics and George Washington University
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Severance Pay, Job Displacement, Unemployment Insurance

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Benefit Generosity in Voluntary Severance Plans: The U.S. Experience

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Jan 2006
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Severance Pay, Job Displacement, Unemployment Insurance

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Voluntary Public Unemployment Insurance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1010
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2003
Donald O. Parsons, Torben Tranaes and Helene Bie Lilleør
George Washington University, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
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Voluntary Public Unemployment Insurance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5181
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Donald O. Parsons, Torben Tranaes and Helene Bie Lilleør
George Washington University, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
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unemployment insurance, social assistance, unemployment

Voluntary Public Unemployment Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8783
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Jan 2015
Donald O. Parsons, Torben Tranaes and Helene Bie Lilleør
George Washington University, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
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unemployment insurance, social assistance, early retirement

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The Emergence of Private Job Displacement Insurance in the United States: Severance Pay Plans 1930-1954

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 28 Dec 2005
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Severance Pay, Unemployment Insurance, Job Displacement

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Private Job Displacement Insurance: Information Asymmetries and Separation Pay Design

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jan 2006
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Job Displacement, Unemployment Insurance, Severance Pay, Wage Insurance, Firing Costs

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Insuring Displaced Workers: Human Capital Losses and Severance Pay Design

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2238
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Shuaizhang Feng and Donald O. Parsons
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - Department of Economics and George Washington University
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job displacement, severance pay, unemployment insurance

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Private Job Displacement Insurance in the United States, 1954-1979: Expansion and Innovation

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Dec 2005
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Severance Pay, Unemployment Insurance, Job Displacement, SUB

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Severance Pay Mandates: Firing Costs, Hiring Costs, and Firm Avoidance Behaviors

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5876
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2011
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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insurance, employment, layoff, hiring costs, firing costs, severance pay, savings, moral hazard

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Mandated Severance Pay and Firing Cost Distortions: A Critical Review of the Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5776
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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severance pay, firing costs, hiring costs, separation rate, employment

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Understanding Severance Pay

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7641
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Oct 2013
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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severance pay, job displacement, firing costs, unemployment insurance, moral hazard

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The Firing Cost Implications of Alternative Severance Pay Designs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4967
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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job displacement, worker turnover, severance pay, firing costs

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Job Displacement Insurance: An Overview

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8223
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jun 2014
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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job displacement, unemployment insurance, wage insurance, severance pay, insurance adequacy, early retirement

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Double-Sided Moral Hazard in Job Displacement Insurance Contracts

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6003
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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job displacement, unemployment insurance, severance pay, moral hazard, firing costs

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Health, Family Structure, and Labor Supply

NBER Working Paper No. w0132
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 May 2004 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2008
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Economic Well-Being and Child Labor: The Inter Action of Family and Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w0707
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 11 May 2014
Claudia Goldin and Donald O. Parsons
Harvard University - Department of Economics and George Washington University
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Job Displacement Insurance: A Policy Typology

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9865
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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job displacement, unemployment insurance, severance pay, moral hazard, job turnover, pensions, provident funds

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Voluntary Employer-Provided Severance Pay

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11067
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 Oct 2017
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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severance pay, wage insurance, unemployment insurance, layoff, job displacement

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The Simple Analytics of Job Displacement Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9823
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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job displacement, unemployment insurance, wage insurance, severance pay, moral hazard, insurance adequacy, replacement rate

The Simple Analytics of Job Displacement Insurance

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 86, Issue 2, pp. 351-380, 2019
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 May 2019
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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Moral-Hazard-Free First-Best Unemployment Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9824
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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unemployment insurance, utility functions, moral hazard, firing costs, consumption, retirement

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Employer-Provided Severance Pay: The Emergence of Job Displacement Insurance, 1930–1954

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11068
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 23 Oct 2017
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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severance pay, wage insurance, unemployment insurance, job displacement insurance, advance notice, layoff, Great Depression

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The Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base Mystery

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10893
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jul 2017
Donald O. Parsons
George Washington University
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unemployment insurance, taxable wage base, experience rating