Labor Market Developments in Albania: An Analytical Overview

11 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2003

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Elida Cuka

University of Tirana - Department of Economics

Harry Papapanagos

University of Macedeonia in Thessaloniki - Dept. of Balkan - Slavic & Oriental Studies

Natasha Polo

University of Tirana - Department of Economics

Peter Sanfey

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Abstract

Rising unemployment and falling living standards are two of the main problems facing policymakers in economies in transition. The case of Albania is distinctive, because high unemployment has been associated with a very large private sector and by far the greatest scale of temporary emigration compared with other transition countries in Europe. The authors develop a model that characterizes the path of unemployment in the presence of temporary emigration. They analyze the emigration decision and the factors that affect registered unemployment emigration, and highlight how changes in flow probabilities between sectors affect the time paths of registered unemployment and emigration.

Suggested Citation

Cuka, Elida and Papapanagos, Harry and Polo, Natasha and Sanfey, Peter, Labor Market Developments in Albania: An Analytical Overview. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=411193

Elida Cuka (Contact Author)

University of Tirana - Department of Economics ( email )

Rruga e Elbasanit
Tirana, Tirana
Albania

Harry Papapanagos

University of Macedeonia in Thessaloniki - Dept. of Balkan - Slavic & Oriental Studies

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Natasha Polo

University of Tirana - Department of Economics ( email )

Rruga e Elbasanit
Tirana, Tirana
Albania

Peter Sanfey

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ( email )

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