Endogenous unemployment insurance and regionalisation

  • Our analysis is concerned with the impact of a regionalisation of unemployment insurance (UI) on workers’ preferences, on firms’ profits, and on effciency. The existence and the extent of UI are endogenously derived by maximising an objective function of the state. Three different types of regionalisation are considered which differ with respect to the area the UI objective function is related to, and with respect to the policy variable used to maximise it. It comes to light that workers are always in favour of central UI, while it depends on the type of regionalisation whether or not firms are better off with regional or with central UI. The same somewhat surprising result applies for efficiency.

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Author:Helge Sanner
Series (Serial Number):Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge (Bd. 045)
Document Type:Monograph/Edited Volume
Year of Completion:2001
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2007/06/06
RVK - Regensburg Classification:QD 100
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Notes extern:Sanner, Helge: Endogenous unemployment insurance and regionalisation / Helge Sanner. - Potsdam : Univ., 2001. - 16 Bl. : graph. Darst.
(Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge : Diskussionsbeitrag ; 45)