Tag Archives: labor market institutions

IZA Fellow Aaron Sojourner serves at U.S. President Council of Economic Advisers

IZA Research Fellow Aaron Sojourner (University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management) has been appointed as a senior economist on President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). He will serve a one-year term beginning this summer, remaining in the role following the change … Continue reading

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From a global perspective: Assessing the effects of labor market reforms

Since the 2008/09 global recession unemployment and inequality have been on a rise. Reforms of labor markets have been one prominent feature in different countries and regions over the last years, not least in the context of the 2008/09 global … Continue reading

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How job security increases insecurity

The goal of employment protection legislation is to increase workers’ job security by making it more difficult and costly for employers to fire people. A new IZA Discussion Paper by Alexander Hijzen, Leopoldo Mondauto and Stefano Scarpetta shows that such … Continue reading

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Germany, the North Star of labor policy

Germany has not only successfully managed to escape the unemployment trap it was caught in for a couple of decades, it also performed exceptionally well during and after the Great Recession. The country now appears to be the North Star … Continue reading

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Panel discussion “PHOENIX RUNDE” (in German)

IZA Deputy Director of Labor Policy Werner Eichhorst on the topic “Arbeit für einen Hungerlohn – Ausbeutung in Deutschland?”

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