Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design

Tatsiramos, Konstantinos and Van Ours, Jan (2014) Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design. Journal of Economic Surveys, 28 (2). pp. 284-311. ISSN 1467-6419

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With the emergence of the Great Recession unemployment insurance (UI) is once again at the heart of the policy debate. In this paper, we focus on the recent theoretical and empirical evidence on the labor market effects of UI design. We provide an overview of the design of UI in various countries and we discuss policy issues related to the structure of the UI system, including the pros and cons of a UI system in which the generosity of UI benefits is varying over the business cycle. Finally, we identify potential areas of future research on UI design.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design / Konstantinos Tatsiramos, Jan C. van Ours. Journal of Economic Surveys, volume 28, issue 2 (April 2014) pp. 284-311, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Job search; Labor market institutions; Labor market policy; Unemployment dynamics;Unemployment insurance
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Tatsiramos, Konstantinos
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 16:19

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