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The German labor market in the Great Recession: Shocks and institutions

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"This paper analyzes Germany's unusual labor market experience during the Great Recession. We estimate a general equilibrium model with a detailed labor market block for postunification Germany. This allows us to disentangle the role of institutions (short-time work, government spending rules) and shocks (aggregate, labor market, and policy shocks) and to perform counterfactual exercises. We identify positive labor market performance shocks (likely caused by labor market reforms) as the key driver for the 'German labor market miracle' during the Great Recession." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Gehrke, Britta; Lechthaler, Wolfgang; Merkl, Christian (2017): The German labor market in the Great Recession: Shocks and institutions. (IAB-Discussion Paper, 14/2017), N├╝rnberg, 34 p.
 

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