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Greece must attract top R&D performers

Greece is still in dire straits. Some reform progress during the last three years has contributed to improving the economic outlook, but it has become clear that as much as the reforms are needed, the economy will not become prosperous … Continue reading

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An optimistic perspective on population aging

Population aging is typically associated with economic challenges for productivity and innovation of an economy, financial threats for the pension system, and fears of increasing impoverishment of the elderly. This is substantiated in endless studies over recent years and sometime … 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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Agenda 2010: Successful reforms and policy advice

The 10th anniversary of the “Agenda 2010” labor market reforms – announced by former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder on March 14, 2003, after many trials and tribulations of his Red-Green government coalition – has drawn a lot of good and … Continue reading

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The Just-Enough Budget

The budget has become something of an annual fiscal exam for spendthrift democracies around the world. In the age of globalization, India finds itself in good company with the United States and a number of European nations in trying to … Continue reading

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Ten years of “Agenda 2010”

A decade ago the German labor market was regarded as a sick patient. Today it is performing exceptionally well and has been remarkably resilient to the financial and euro crisis. This must be attributed at least in part to the … Continue reading

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