This is a study of the effects of employment protection - in Sweden and in other countries.
Petri Böckerman, TTT; Jing-Lin Duanmu, University of Surrey; Fredrik Heyman, IFN; Pehr-Johan Norbäck, IFN; Roope Uusitalo, HECER
The starting point for this project is a comprehensive literature survey on the effects of employment protection, covering over 100 empirical studies. The survey – “Employment Protection Legislation. Evolution, Effects, Winners and Losers” – was publication by Edward Elgar in 2010. We will then go on to examine the employment effects of employment protection in Swedish firms. First, a legislative reform regarding periods of notice, affecting mainly older workers, will be exploited in order to investigate effects on employment flows and mobility across firms. Second, the effects of national employment protection legislation on employment levels in Swedish multi-national firms operating in various countries will be studied.
Time period: 2008-
Norbäck, Pehr-Johan, Jing-Lin Duanmu and Per Skedinger (2012). Employment Protection and Multinational Enterprises: Theory and Evidence from Micro Data. IFN Working Paper nr 935. Link
Heyman, Fredrik and Per Skedinger (2011). "Employment Protection Reform, Enforcement in Collective Agreements and Worker Flows." IFN Working Paper No. 876. Forthcoming in Industrial Relations. Link
Skedinger, Per (2011). "Employment Consequences of Employment Protection Legislation". Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2 (1), 45-83.
Lindbeck, Assar (2011). "Comment on Skedinger: Employment Consequences of Employment Protection Legislation". Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2 (1), 85-90.
Skedinger, Per (2010). Employment Protection Legislation. Evolution, Effects, Winners and Losers. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, US.
Publications in Swedish
Skedinger, Per and Magnus Carlsson (2011). "Reglering eller diskriminering – vad hindrar etablering?" FORES Studie 2011:4, FORES, Stockholm.
Skedinger, Per (2008). En exkluderande arbetsmarknadsmodell? Den svenska arbetsmarknadens trösklar i ett globalt perspektiv. Report No. 24 to the Swedish Globalization Council, Ministry of Education, Stockholm.
Skedinger, Per (2008). ”Effekter av anställningsskydd – en översikt”, Ekonomisk Debatt, nr 7, 5–18.
Skedinger, Per (2008). Effekter av anställningsskydd. Vad säger forskningen?, SNS Förlag, Stockholm.