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The Great Recession

David Neumark and Juan Francisco Jimeno

  1. In response to the 2007–09 “Great Recession,” the maximum duration of U.S. unemployment benefits was increased from the normal level of 26 weeks to an unprecedented 99 weeks. I estimate the impact of these ext...

    Authors: Robert G Valletta
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2014 3:18

    The Erratum to this article has been published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:8

  2. Uncertainty and its composition can affect the demand for social insurance, and thereby the labor market. This paper shows that small to medium-sized increases in uncertainty or risk aversion are enough to rec...

    Authors: Casey B Mulligan
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2014 3:8
  3. This paper studies theoretically and empirically why and how labor policies may reduce productivity and employment in order to stabilize labor incomes and redistribute resources. It proposes a specific stylize...

    Authors: Giuseppe Bertola
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2014 3:5
  4. In this paper we present and analyze the IMF’s labor market recommendations for advanced economies since the beginning of the crisis, both in general and specifically in program countries. Our analysis is info...

    Authors: Olivier J Blanchard, Florence Jaumotte and Prakash Loungani
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2014 3:2