On-going projects

Employment Protection

This is a study of the effects of employment protection - in Sweden and in other countries.

Project manager: Per Skedinger
Participants:

Carl Magnus Bjuggren; Petri Böckerman, TTT; Jing-Lin Duanmu, University of Surrey; Fredrik Heyman; Pehr-Johan Norbäck; 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. A reform in 2001 of last-in first-out rules that affected only small firms provides a possibility to study the effect of less stringent employment protection on the employment prospects of the unemployed. Second, the effects of national employment protection legislation on employment levels in Swedish multi-national firms operating in various countries will be studied.

The project is financed by the Johan and Jakobs Söderberg Foundation and by the Finnish Work Environment Fund.      

Time period: 2008-

 

Research reports

Heyman, Fredrik och Per Skedinger (2016) “Employment Protection Reform, Enforcement in Collective Agreements and Worker Flows”, Industrial Relations, vol 55, 662–704.

Lundborg, Per och Per Skedinger (2016) ”Employer Attitudes towards Refugee Immigrants: Findings from a Swedish Survey”, International Labour Review, vol 155, 315–337.

Skedinger, Per (2016) ”Työmarkkinat Suomessa ja Ruotsissa – ruotsalainen näkökulma”, Talous & Yhteiskunta, no 2, 10–17.

Böckerman, Petri, Per Skedinger and Roope Uusitalo (2016) “Seniority Rules, Worker Mobility and Wages: Evidence from Multi-Country Linked Employer-Employee Data, IFN Working Paper No. 1105. Link

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

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.

 

Books

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.

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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