How Does Employment Protection Legislation Affect Unemployment in Tunisia? A Search Equilibrium Approach

Author/Editor:

Domenico Fanizza ; Taline Koranchelian

Publication Date:

May 1, 2005

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Summary:

This paper applies a search matching model with firing restrictions to examine whether the existence of firing restrictions affects the outcome of the matching process and the natural rate of unemployment in Tunisia. The paper concludes that the removal of firing restrictions is likely to produce a favorable but limited impact on unemployment in Tunisia.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/92

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451861112/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005092

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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