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Unemployment and Labor Market Institutions: The Failure of the Empirical Case for Deregulation

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Publication Date: September 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker; Andrew Glyn; David Howell; John Schmitt

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Keywords: Welfare; Labor markets; Flexible wages

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper examines the evidence that labor market protections explain the pattern of unemployment across the developed world since the 1960s. It was published as Working Paper 2004-4 of the Center for Economic Policy Analysis of New School University.