Macroeconometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Austria

42 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2010

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Wolfgang Dauth

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Reinhard Hujer

University of Frankfurt; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Katja Wolf

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Abstract

This paper contributes to the literature on macroeconometric evaluation of active labour market policies (ALMP) by considering the regional effects on both the matching process and the job-seeker rate. We use an unique new data set on all Austrian job-seekers between 2001 to 2007 and apply GMM and Quasi-ML estimators to take into account both the simultaneity of ALMP and spatial interrelations between employment office districts. The results indicate that job schemes in the non-profit sector, wage subsidies, and apprenticeships cause particularly favourable effects on the regional matching function and the job-seeker rate.

Keywords: evaluation, active labour market policy, dynamic panel data model, spatial econometrics

JEL Classification: C33, H43, J64

Suggested Citation

Dauth, Wolfgang and Hujer, Reinhard and Wolf, Katja, Macroeconometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Austria. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5217. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1686528

Wolfgang Dauth (Contact Author)

Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

Regensburger Str. 104
Nuremberg, 90478
Germany

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Reinhard Hujer

University of Frankfurt ( email )

Institute for Statistics and Econometrics
60054 Frankfurt
Germany
+49 798 23673 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Katja Wolf

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

Regensburger Str. 104
Nuremberg, 90478
Germany

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