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Growth and european labour markets

Objective

The objective is to analyse the relationship between growth and employment. First, it is aimed to measure the employment intensity of growth and compare within Europe and with other industrial countries. The influence of labour supply changes will be discussed. A theoretical and empirical analysis of the main determinants of labour demand like, for example, labour productivity increase, will end up in some kind of an "equilibrium” rate of unemployment. This concept will be used to discuss policy measures to reduce unemployment like the one outlined in the EU-white-book on employment competitive mess and growth. The study will, in particular, focus on the institutional arrangements on the labour market and its relationship to both the employment intensity of growth and the "equilibrium” rate of unemployment. The conclusion will end up with recommendations for update of the strategy of the white book.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Address
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel
Germany

Participants (5)

CPB NETHERLANDS BUREAU FOR ECONOMICS POLICY ANALYSIS
Netherlands
Address
Van Stolkweg, 14
2508 JR Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 7
50016 San Domenico Di Fiesole
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
Address
Quai D'orsay 69
75341 Paris
PROMETEIA CALCOLO SRL
Italy
Address
Via G. Marconi 43
40122 Bologna
THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE FINNISH ECONOMY
Finland
Address
Loennrotinkatu, 4B
00120 Helsinki