Gábor Kőrösi

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Skill biased technical change arrived to Hungary with the transition to market economy. As Hungary integrated into the international economy, technical change progressed much faster in some sectors than in mature market economies. That lead to increasing skill premia, intensive rent sharing, and additional benefits for workers at innovative firms. This(More)
  • Péter Harasztosi, Attila Lindner, Alan Auerbach, Tamás Bátyi, Katalin Bodnár, Stefano Dellavigna +17 others
  • 2015
This paper analyzes the effects of a large (~60%) and persistent increase in the minimum wage instituted in Hungary in 2001. We propose a new approach to estimating the employment effects of a minimum wage increase that exploits information on the distribution of wages before and after the policy change. We infer the number of jobs destroyed by comparing(More)
Foundation under a program of the Global Development Network. All opinions expressed are those of the authors and have not been endorsed by CERGE-EI, or the GDN. We received valuable comments from Wendy Carlin, Evžen Kočenda, and the participants in seminars held in Prague, Budapest, Sofia and Ljubljana to earlier versions of this paper. Halpern and Kőrösi(More)
Regulations affect every aspect of our lives. Compliance with the regulations impacts citizens and businesses similarly: they have to find their rights and obligations in the complex legal environment. The situation is more complex when languages and time versions of regulations should be considered. To propose a solution to these demands, we present a(More)
Transition from socialist to market economy brought drastic changes to the Hungarian labour market. Employment fell by 1.6 million, i.e., by more than 25% during the early transition period, while unemployment jumped from practically nil to over 14% within four years. The rapid economic growth of the recent years could only create relatively few jobs, even(More)
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