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Labor Markets and Institutions: An Overview

Jorge Enrique Restrepo and Andrea Tokman ()

Working Papers Central Bank of Chile from Central Bank of Chile

Abstract: This paper reviews the issues and papers presented at the VII Annual Conference of the Central Bank of Chile on Labor Market and Institutions, that will soon be compiled in a book by the same name. It discusses the origins of labor regulations, which are many times not associated to specific market failures. It measures its effects on labor markets, growth and inequality. Effects that vary by type of regulation, the context in which they are applied and the degree of enforcement. Finally, the paper presents work how regulations should be designed in order to generate the appropriate incentives for both firms and workers. The papers reviewed are potentially very useful in the understanding the type of regulation that should be implemented, when and how.

Date: 2004-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab, nep-lam and nep-pke
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