Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

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Europe's mass unemployment and the call for extensive labor market de-regulation have, perhaps more than any other contemporary issue, impassioned political debate and academic research. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why Deregulate Labour Markets? takes a hard look at the empirical connections between unemployment and regulation in Europe today, utilizing both in-depth nation analyses and broader-based international comparisons.

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"I strongly recommend Why Deregulate Laborer Markets? To anyone interested in labor market institutions and outcomes. The volume is very nicely coherent, and the editors introduction and conclusion are informative yet admirably concise. Each of the chapters offers useful insights, and the country chapters provide comprehensive descriptions of the regulatory institutions in individual nations and the ways in which those institutions have changed in recent decades." — The Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198296812
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/13/2000
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, and University of Trento

University of Milano, and Director of IRES Lombardia

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini
The dilemmas of labour market regulation, Mario Regini
The dynamics of labour market reform in European countries, Manuela Samek
Who is harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative Evidence, Gøsta Esping-Andersen
Regulation and context. Reconsidering the correlates of unemployment, Gøsta Esping-Andersen
River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in Britain, Simon Deakin and Hannah Reed
Going different ways: labour market policy in Denmark and Sweden, Anders Björklund
The Dutch miracle?, Cees Gorter
Germany: A regulated flexibility, Susanne Fuchs and Ronald Schettkat
France: The deregulation that never existed, Miguel A. Malo, Luis Toharia and Jerome Gautié
Italy: the long times of consensual re-regulation, Manuel Samek Lodovici
The Spanish experiment: pros and cons of the flexibility at the margin, Luis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo
Conclusions, Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini

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