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Flexicurity and Job Reallocation

Christian Keuschnigg and Thomas Davoine ()

University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2010 from Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen

Abstract: This paper develops a general equilibrium model with safe and risky jobs where unemployment is concentrated in a highly productive but volatile sector. Frictional unemployment arises in the process of job creation, firing and retraining for alternative employment. The paper derives an optimal welfare policy which combines the design of the tax schedule with three pillars of the `flexicurity' model. The optimal policy is characterized by (i) a progressive wage tax schedule; (ii) a wage subsidy to re-employed workers; (iii) unemployment insurance benefits; (iv) job protection to contain firing; and (v) active labor market policy to facilitate labor reallocation.

Keywords: Flexicurity; insurance; job protection; active labor market policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J65 J68 J32 H30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
Date: 2010-04
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