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The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's
We adopt a general equilibrium approach in order to measure the effects of recent immigration on the Western German labor market, looking at both wage and employment effects. Using the Regional FileExpand
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The Predictive Power of Google Searches in Forecasting Unemployment
We suggest the use of an index of Internet job-search intensity (the Google Index, GI) as the best leading indicator to predict the US monthly unemployment rate. We perform a deep out-of-sampleExpand
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Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe before and during the Great Recession
In this paper we analyze the impact of immigrants on the type and quantity of native jobs. We use data on 15 Western European countries during the 1996–2010 period. We find that immigrants, by takingExpand
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The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's
We adopt a general equilibrium approach in order to measure the effects of recent immigration on the Western German labor market, looking at both wage and employment effects. Using the Regional FileExpand
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Productivity Growth in Italy: A Tale of a Slow-Motion Change
Productivity is the main factor holding back long-term economic growth in Italy. Since the second half of the 1990s, productivity growth has been feeble both by historical standards and compared withExpand
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'Google It!' Forecasting the US Unemployment Rate with A Google Job Search Index
We suggest the use of an Internet job-search indicator (the Google Index, GI) as the best leading indicator to predict the US unemployment rate. We perform a deep out-of-sample forecasting comparisonExpand
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Workers' Tax Evasion in Italy
We apply a direct method to estimate tax evasion in Italy, assuming that tax evaders might consider declaring a closer-to-true income in an anonymous interview. The methodology is applied to employedExpand
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A Feasible Unemployment-Based Shock Absorber for the Euro Area
This paper contributes to the debate on the design of a centralised fiscal tool absorbing country-specific negative shocks in the euro area. Based on theoretical insights, it identifies the broadExpand
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Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe
In this paper we analyze the effect of immigrants on native jobs in fourteen Western European countries. We test whether the inflow of immigrants in the period 1996-2007 decreased employment ratesExpand
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The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's
We adopt a general equilibrium approach in order to measure the effects of recent immigration on the Western German labor market, looking at both wage and employment effects. Using the Regional FileExpand
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