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The Economics of Imperfect Labour Markets

September 2008

Tito Boeri and Jan van Ours

Princeton University Press


Lecture slides and datasets

Introduction

Most labor economics textbooks pay little attention to actual labor markets, with the exception of the occasional reference to competitive labor markets like that of the United States. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets is the only textbook to focus on imperfectly competitive labor markets and to provide a systematic framework for analyzing how labor institutions function and interact in these markets.

The book has been positively reviewed by the Journal of Economic Literature and International Journal of Industrial Relations.

To read the entire book description or a sample chapter, please visit this page on Princeton University Press website.

 


 Chapters' presentations  

 

 Chapter 1   Overview
 Chapter 2  Minimum Wages
 Chapter 3  Unions and Collective Bargaining
 Chapter 4  Payroll Taxes
 Chapter 5  Regulation of Working Hours
 Chapter 6  Early Retirement Programs
 Chapter 7  Family Policies
 Chapter 8  Education and Training
 Chapter 9  Migration Policies
 Chapter 10  Employment Protection Legislation
 Chapter 11  Unemployment Benefits
 Chapter 12  Active Labor Market Policies
 Chapter 13     Institutional Interactions

 


 Datasets, Stata log-files and do-files (under construction...)

 

 Chapter 

Dataset 

 Link to original
article   

log-file 

 do-file

 Box 

 Pag 

 1

 Simulated data (Germany, 2001)

 link

 germany2001.log 

 germany2001.do 

1.2

8-9

 2

 Card and Krueger  (1994)

 link

 card.log

 card.do

2.2

40-43

 3

 Di Nardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996)

 link

 dfl.log

 dfl.do

3.4

67-69

 4

 -

 -

 

 -

 

-

 5

 -

 -

 

 -

 

-

 6

 Bratberg, Holmås, and Thøgerson (2004)  

 link

 bratberg.log

 bratberg.do

6.1

128

 7

 Piketty (1998) 

 link

 piketty.log

 piketty.do

7.1

146-147

 7

 Naz (2004)

 link

 naz.log

 naz.do

7.2

147-148

 8

 Ashenfelter and Rouse (1998)

 link

 ashenfelter.log

 ashenfelter.do

8.1

168

 9

 -

 -

 

 -

 

 

 10

 Boeri and Jimeno (2005)

 link

 boeri.log

 boeri.do

10.3

213-214

 11

 Van Ours and Vodopivec (2006)

 link

 vanours.log

 vanours.do

11.3

241-242

 11

 Lalive, van Ours, and Zweimuller (2006)

 link

 lalive.log

 lalive.do

11.4

242-243

 12

 -

 -

 

 -

-

-

 


Index on the strictness of migration policies

In Table 9.1 (Chapter 9 - Migration Policies) is included an index on the strictness of migration policy in 12 European countries. For further details on how the idex is computed, please visit the this webpage.
 


Errata can be downloaded here.

 

Last update: November 23rd, 2010

 

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