Working Paper No. 610

Demand Uncertainty, Mismatch and (Un)Employment

Publicerad: November 28, 2003Antal sidor: 19Nyckelord: Skill Mismatch; Price Uncertainty; Unemployment EquilibriumJEL-koder: I28; J41; L13

Demand Uncertainty, Mismatch and (Un)Employment Mohamed Jellal, Jacques-Françis Thisse and Yves Zenou


A finite number of heterogeneous firms facing demand-induced price fluctuations imperfectly compete for heterogeneous workers. Because firms must commit to wages and employment before the realization of product price, they exhibit a risk-averse behavior. It is then shown that unemployment may arise in equilibrium because of the combination of uncertainty on product price and mismatch between workers' skills and firms' job requirements.

 

Kollektivavtal och lönebildning i en ny tid

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 Kollektivavtal och lönebildning i en ny tid av Lars Calmfors, Simon Ek och Per Skedinger, IFN, samt Ann-Sofie Kolm, Stockholms universitet, analyseras olika sätt att göra lönebildningen mer flexibel. Analysen utmanar den etablerade synen inom partsorganisationerna på hur lönebildningen bör fungera. 

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