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2016-05-20 Business cycles and on the job search
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We study steady state and business cycle properties of a model with heterogeneous firms and on-the-job search in the spirit of Moscarini and Postel-Vinay (2012). We extend the setup by including capital in the production function and show how this change influences model properties. The ...
2016-05-19 On the job search and working capital
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We study the steady-state effects of working capital channel on the distribution of wages and reallocation of workers across employers. We first show that in a simple Burdett-Mortensen on-the-job search model, working capital channel matter for wage offers distributions of firms and wage distribution of ...
2016-04-29 Inequality of opportunity in Central and Eastern Europe: accounting for changes over time
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We study changes in income inequality and inequality of opportunity (IO) in seven Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. Using EU SILC 2005 and 2011 data, we make a first attempt to apply inequality decompositions based on RIF regression to the problem of changes in ...
2016-04-28 Age or time-to-death – what drives health care expenditures? Panel data evidence from the OECD countries
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The most important engines for the growth of aggregate health care expenditures (HCE) in last 50 years in OECD have been growth of income, technological progress in medicine and their interaction with institutional setting. The accelerating ageing is expected to additionally fuel the growth of ...
2016-04-27 Minimum Wage Violation In Central And Eastern Europe
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Minimum wages continue to be at the centre of the policy debates in both developed and emerging economies. Such policies can only be effective if (1) the existing regulatory system does not have gaps that allow for the payment of wages below the minimum wage, ...
2016-02-28 Input vs. output taxation – a DSGE approach to modelling resource decoupling
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Environmental taxes are a crucial instrument aimed at reducing resource use through lower production losses, resource-leaner products and more resource-efficient production processes. In this paper we focus on material use and apply a multisector DSGE model to study two types of taxation: tax on material ...
2016-02-27 Technology Or Upskilling? Trends In The Task Composition Of Jobs In Central And Eastern Europe
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In this paper we analyse the changes in the task content of jobs in Central and Eastern European countries between 1998 and 2013. We link the O*NET data on occupational characteristics with EU-LFS, following the approach of Autor, Levy and Murnane (2003) as well as ...
2015-11-30 It’s cold inside – energy poverty in Poland
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The aim of this paper is to present a statistical measure of energy poverty in Poland. This is the first research for Poland which is strictly based on the methodology applied in the United Kingdom − the only country with a statutory definition of energy ...
2015-11-28 Can endogenous technology choices explain wage inequality dynamics?
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The paper studies the dynamics of college wage premium across OECD countries. It reports that countries which experienced college wage premium growth higher than that of other countries also witnessed a higher growth of the skills supply ten years earlier. Regression results suggest that this ...
2015-08-30 What drives the labour wedge? A comparison between CEE countries and the Euro Area
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We use a structural macroeconomic model with search and matching frictions on the labour market to analyse the differences in the business cycle fluctuations of the labour wedge between two CEE countries and the Euro Area. Our results indicate that the observed higher volatility of ...
2015-08-29 Red Herring in the Vistula River: Time-to-Death and Health Care Expenditure
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The aim of the article is to quantify the role of time-to-death in shaping health care costs. By combining a detailed break-down of population-wide data on publicly financed health care expenditure with the population and mortality data we are able to estimate a flexible model ...
2015-08-27 The impact of antidumping on EU trade
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This paper investigates the impact of antidumping on EU trade. Compared to previous studies, this paper moves the time horizon of analysis forward, covering the period from 1992 to 2010. Information on antidumping investigations is taken from relatively new Global Antidumping Database. The theoretical model ...
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