Jan Breuer

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Education, Institutions, and Growth: The Role of Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs are instrumental for structural transformation. They create and organize new firms and hire workers with a minimum level of human capital. Entrepreneurs encourage workers to invest in their own education in order to move into the modern production sector. Better institutions lead(More)
Summary measures of the overall strictness of a country’s employment protection laws have proven popular constructs in cross-country studies of the covariation of labour market institutions and macroeconomic outcomes. Portugal occupies an unenviable position in the international rankings. We critique this reputation in two ways: first, by offering a modicum(More)
In industrial applications is a demand for the highly reliable and synchronous distributed systems. The problem is that in those systems the nodes maintain their own time using local clocks. This behavior can be suppressed by synchronization of the individual nodes. It is more effective to use GPS for synchronization in large distributed systems. This paper(More)
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