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Empirical Lecture – Deprivation and Unemployment Duration

Further Reading:
– Cahuc, Carcillo and Zylberg, Labor Economics, 2nd Ed., 2014, Cambridge:  MIT Press.
– Tatsiramos, K. and van Ours, J. C., 2014, “Labor Market Effects of Unemployment Insurance Design”. Journal of Economic Surveys.
– Kluve, J., 2010, “The effectiveness of European active labor market programs”. Labour Economics, Vol. 17 No. 6.
– Card, D., Kluve, J. and Weber, A., 2010, “Active labour market policy evaluations: a meta-analysis”, Economic Journal, Vol. 120 No. 548.


Lectures Slides (download all slides)

Further reading
– Cahuc, Carcillo and Zylberg, Labor Economics (Chapter 14), 2nd Ed., 2014, MIT Press.
– Imbens, G.W. and J.M. Wooldridge (2009). Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Program Evaluation, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 47(1), 5-86.
– Holland P.W. (1986). Statistical and Causal Inference, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol.81(396).
– Rosenbaum, P.R. and Rubin, D. (1983). The central role of the propensity score in observational studies for causal effect, Biometrika Vol.70(1)
– Imbens, G.W. and Lemieux, T. (2007). Regression discontinuity designs: A guide to practice. Journal of Econometrics.
– Abadie (2005), Semiparametric difference in difference estimation. Review of Economic Studies,72, 1–19.
– Angrist and Lavy (1999) “Using Maimonides’ rule to estimate the effect of class size on scholastic achievement”, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 533-575



Lectures Slides


Lecture 1 – Inequalities in EU Labour Market I

Lecture 2 – Inequalities in EU Labour Market II

Lecture 3 – Occupational Mobility: Theory and an Application to Italy


Lectures Slides – Unions and Wage Bargaining

Further reading
– A.L. Booth (1995). The Economics of the Trade Union, Cambridge University Press (especially Chs. 3, 4, 5).
–  A.J. Oswald (1985). The Economic Theory of Trade Unions: An Introductory Survey, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 87(2), pp. 160-193.
– H.S. Farber (1986). The Analysis of Union Behaviour, in Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. II, Ch. 18, edited by O. – Ashenfelter and R. Layard, Elsevier.
– G.J. Borjas (2016). Labor Economics, McGraw-Hill, Ch. 10.
– T. Boeri and J. van Ours (2008). The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, Princeton University Press, Ch. 3.


Lecture 1 – Back to the Future
Lecture 2 – Explaining Cross-National Variation in Workplace Employee Representation