Horner, Johannes, Ngai, L. Rachel and Olivetti, Claudia
Public enterprises and labor market performance.
Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
This paper shows that state control of some industries may have contributed to the increase in European unemployment from the 1970s to the early 1990s. We develop a simple model with both publicly-run and privately-run enterprises and show that when economic turbulence increases, higher unemployment rates may result in economies that have a larger public sector.
||© 2004 J. Horner, L.Rachel Ngai and C. Olivetti
||European Unemployment, Public Sector Employment
|Library of Congress subject classification:
||H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:
||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Macroeconomics: Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution (includes wage indexation)
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J45 - Public Sector Labor Markets
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