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International Spillover of Labor Market Reforms, Mai Dao

This paper uses a dynamic economy model, with unionized labor markets, to analyze the effects of labor market reforms, similar to those recently introduced in Germany, on the domestic and trading partner economies. The model is calibrated on Germany and the rest of the Euro area. The results indicate that German labor market reforms have positive spillover effects on the rest of the Euro area, which operate through the channel of trade, relative price adjustment, and financial market integration. Compared to a competitive labor market, setting, unionization dampens the positive response of the domestic economy and magnifies the spillover effects
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Model; A. Overview of Main Building Blocks; B. Final Goods Firms (F-firms); C. Intermediate Goods Firms (I-firms); D. Households; E. Government; F. Unions and Wage Bargaining; G. Definition of Equilibrium; III. Solution method and calibration; IV. Policy simulation; A. Lower average tax rate; Tables; 1. Calibration of the Benchmark Model; B. What is the Role of Labor Unions?; C. How Does Openness Affect Reform Outcome?; D. Other Labor Market Reforms; 2: Long Term Effects of Policy Reforms, Percentage Deviation from Pre-reform
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non fiction
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1 online resource (37 p.)
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