Feature: Employment Protection Legislation*

4 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2007

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Pierre Cahuc

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE); Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - Equipe Universitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (EUREQUA); University of Angers - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Winfried Koeniger

University of St. Gallen; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Center for Financial Studies (CFS); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

Employment protection legislation (EPL) is an important labour market policy whose strictness differs greatly across OECD countries. The collection of articles in this Feature provides new theoretical and empirical results which highlight the impact of EPL on productivity, job and firm turnover, (un)employment and the incidence of temporary contracts. Importantly, the effect of EPL is shown to differ across types of workers and firms. This yields new insights on the incentives for labour market reform.

Suggested Citation

Cahuc, Pierre and Koeniger, Winfried, Feature: Employment Protection Legislation* (0000). The Economic Journal, Vol. 117, Issue 521, pp. F185-F188, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996245 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02054.x

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University of St. Gallen ( email )

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