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  1. Original article

    Market and political power interactions in Greece: an empirical investigation

    In this paper, using a dynamic panel of 21 OECD countries, we find that, unlike the other OECD countries in the sample, wage setting institutions, competition conditions, public finances, and external imbalanc...

    Tryphon Kollintzas, Dimitris Papageorgiou, Efthymios Tsionas and Vanghelis Vassilatos

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:1

    Published on: 23 January 2018

  2. Original article

    Effectiveness of a job vacancy referral scheme

    The public employment service (PES) makes use in many countries of vacancy referrals as to facilitate the matching between unemployed workers and vacancies. Based on a “timing-of-events” approach to control fo...

    Joost Bollens and Bart Cockx

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:15

    Published on: 28 December 2017

  3. Correction

    Correction to: (Un)beliveable wages? An analysis of minimum wage policies in Europe from a living wage perspective

    In the original version of this article (Fabo & Belli, 2017), published on 16 March 2017, the values for Minimum Wages (MW) in the Table 2 are incorrect. This also affected both the paragraph describing the value...

    Brian Fabo and Sharon Sarah Belli

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:13

    Published on: 16 November 2017

    The original article was published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:4

  4. Original article

    Has the wage Phillips curve changed in the euro area?

    Increasing evidence shows that in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, in the euro area, the relationship between price inflation and economic slack became stronger. Instead, there is no clear evidenc...

    Guido Bulligan and Eliana Viviano

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:9

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  5. Original article

    Pension schemes and labor supply in the formal and informal sector

    This paper analyzes the participation path of workers in the formal and informal sectors throughout their lives and their pension eligibilities, as well as how the social security scheme can change the aforeme...

    Rodrigo Ceni

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:8

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  6. Original Article

    Understanding the public sector pay gap

    We uncover the short- and long-run structural determinants of the existing cross-country heterogeneity in public-private pay differentials for a broad set of OECD countries. We explore micro data (EU-SILC, 200...

    Maria M. Campos, Domenico Depalo, Evangelia Papapetrou, Javier J. Pérez and Roberto Ramos

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:7

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  7. Original Article

    The impact of Syrian refugees on natives’ labor market outcomes in Turkey: evidence from a quasi-experimental design

    Civil conflict in Syria, started in March 2011, led to a massive wave of forced immigration from Northern Syria to the Southeastern regions of Turkey, which later had serious economic/political repercussions o...

    Evren Ceritoglu, H. Burcu Gurcihan Yunculer, Huzeyfe Torun and Semih Tumen

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:5

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  8. Original article

    (Un)beliveable wages? An analysis of minimum wage policies in Europe from a living wage perspective

    Minimum wage is one of the most debated issues in the labour policy area. Often perceived as a trade-off between employment and equality in earnings, the debate on minimum wage is highly polarized. With regard...

    Brian Fabo and Sharon Sarah Belli

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:4

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    The Correction to this article has been published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:13

  9. Review

    Are genetic markers of interest for economic research?

    The idea that genetic differences may explain a multitude of individual-level outcomes studied by economists is far from controversial. Since more datasets now contain measures of genetic variation, it is reas...

    Steven F. Lehrer and Weili Ding

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:2

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Original article

    Evaluating place-based job creation programs in Japan

    First, this paper empirically evaluates the incidence of the Japanese place-based job creation program, which has rarely been studied in Japan. The program increases employment, especially in the agricultural,...

    Sachiko Kazekami

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:1

    Published on: 30 January 2017

  11. Original article

    Wage rigidities and business cycle fluctuations: a linked employer-employee analysis

    This paper analyses wage dynamics in Italy in the last 25 years with a special focus on the recent recession. Despite the rather rigid Italian institutional setting, using linked employer-employee data we find...

    Effrosyni Adamopoulou, Emmanuele Bobbio, Marta De Philippis and Federico Giorgi

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:22

    Published on: 28 December 2016


    Acculturation and the labor market in Mexico

    This paper empirically examines the relationship between the self-identity as Indigenous and earnings inequality in the Mexican labor market. Using Mexican Census data and a large set of wage covariates reveal...

    Javier Cano-Urbina and Patrick L. Mason

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:21

    Published on: 8 December 2016


    Shifts in euro area Beveridge curves and their determinants

    This paper analyses euro area Beveridge curves at the euro area aggregate and country level over the past 25 years. Using an autoregressive distributed lag model, we find a significant outward shift and flatte...

    Boele Bonthuis, Valerie Jarvis and Juuso Vanhala

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:20

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  14. Original article

    Coverage of employment protection legislation

    This paper documents the construction of a novel database on coverage of workers by employment protection legislation (EPL), across over 90 countries around 2010. Coverage is shown to be an important, yet larg...

    Mariya Aleksynska and Friederike Eberlein

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:17

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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