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

Author/Editor: Koranchelian, Taline ; Fanizza, Domenico
Publication Date: May 01, 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(s): Employment | Tunisia | Unemployment | Labor markets | wages

Author's Keyword(s): Firing restrictions | job search | matching model | Tunisia | unemployment
Publication Date: May 01, 2005
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2005092 Pages: 17
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