Productivity gains from unemployment insurance

by Daron Acemoglu

Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, Mass

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StatementDaron Acemoglu, Robert Shimer
SeriesWorking paper / Dept. of Economics -- no. 99-29, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 99-29.
ContributionsShimer, Robert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
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Pagination36 p. :
Number of Pages36
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Productivity gains can be achieved by outsourcing some of the work to foreign countries, taking the advantage of the still-huge difference in salaries between developed countries and undeveloped ones. but are instead harvesting the bitter fruit of productivity improvements: unemployment. Shahab; Unemployment insurance, retraining, and. The estimate of job losses because of productivity gains was the highest ever made by the Government, and was considerably larger than the figures generally used by business analysts.   3. Unemployment surged as some , Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, up by 33 percent from the week before. On a percentage basis, the increase was among the. In particular, we show how the interaction of private information regarding employees' preferences for work with the unobservable level of effort exerted on the job may explain the absence of private unemployment insurance. We also reflect on the implications of our findings for the role of the public sector in providing unemployment insurance.

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Optimal unemployment insurance with asymmetric information, but do not model labor market search. Costain (), Valdivia (), and Gomes et al. () examine labor market behavior in a quantitative general equilibrium framework, but do not look at the productivity gains from unemployment insurance.

Get this from a library. Productivity gains from unemployment insurance. [Daron Acemoglu; Robert Shimer; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging firms to create those jobs.

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Robert Shimery Department of Economics Princeton November Abstract This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging rms to create those jobs. Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance Daron Acemoglu, Robert Shimer.

NBER Working Paper No. Issued in September NBER Program(s):Labor Studies, Public Economics, Economic Fluctuations and Growth This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging firms to. Productivity Gains From Unemployment Insurance Daron Acemoglu Department of Economics M.I.T.

Robert Shimer Department of Economics Princeton September Abstract This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging rms to create those jobs.

Productivity gains from unemployment insurance. Daron Acemoglu and Robert Shimer () European Economic Review,vol. 44, issue 7, Date: References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc Citations: View citations in EconPapers () Track citations by RSS feed.

Downloads: (external link). Costain (), Valdivia (), and Gomes et al. () examine labor market behavior in a quantitative general equilibrium framework, but do not look at the productivity gains from unemployment insurance.

Modest productivity gains in State Unemployment Insurance Service Productivity gains averaged percent per year over the period; however, year-to-year changes fluctuated widely, reacting to the level of unemployment Productivity, as measured by output per employee, in the State-operated Unemployment Insurance Service in.

The negative effect on productivity acts as a “moral hazard” effect. It occurs because the benefit acts as a subsidy to search. Increasing benefits increases the value of unemployment, reducing the gain from moving to higher productivity sectors.

Agents require larger idiosyncratic shocks to be willing to move sectors. At other times with unemployment spikes, like andproductivity growth appears to be more in line with unemployment peaks.

In these cases, stimulus measures likely had a more immediate. Downloadable. This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging firms to create those jobs. We use a quantitative general equilibrium model to investigate whether this effect is comparable in magnitude to the standard moral hazard effects of unemployment insurance.

Unemployment claims against your employer account occur when: You downsize your company and lay off employees. Unemployment insurance is designed to pay benefits to workers who are laid off.

You terminate an employee for valid reasons, but the employee is able to collect unemployment insurance. This occurs when the worker files a claim, and the. When unemployment insurance becomes more generous starting from the current U.S.

levels, there is an increase in unemployment similar in magnitude to the micro-estimates, but because the composition of jobs also changes, total output and welfare increase as well.

∗This paper is prepared for the International Seminar on Macroeconomics Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance. Daron Acemoglu and Robert Shimer (). NoNBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Abstract: This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging firms to create those jobs.

We use a quantitative general. BibTeX @ARTICLE{Acemoglu_),”productivity, author = {Daron Acemoglu and Robert Shimer and Olivier Blanchard and Charles Bean and Robert Gordon and Jonathan Gruber and Per Krusell and James Poterba}, title = {), ”Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance}, journal = {European Economic Review}, year = {}}.

Historically, the unemployment rate for Hispanic/Latino workers has remained between the Black and white unemployment rates in recessions and expansions, but in April it rose above both.

It averaged percent intouched an all-time low of percent in September in data that go back toand was percent in February Hence, we highlight four adjustment paths that could move workers’ and firms’ incentives toward longer tenures, more hiring, and ultimately higher labor productivity: ensuring that minimum wage gains are accompanied by labor productivity growth, integrating job-search requirements into UI eligibility, assessing potential reduction of.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper argues that unemployment insurance increases labor productivity by encouraging workers to seek higher productivity jobs, and by encouraging firms to create those jobs.

We use a quantitative general equilibrium model to investigate whether this effect is comparable in magnitude to the standard moral. Labor Regulation Reform to Support Firm Productivity While Also Protecting Workers Sustaining Employment and Wage Gains in Brazil: nondiscrimination, and workers’ rights, including worker protection against dismissals and the provision of unemployment insurance (UI).

Reviewing and adjusting these could prove valuable, however, for. We study how changes in unemployment risk affect firms’ productivity and whether firm-initiated policies can mitigate the moral hazard problem created by increases in unemployment insurance benefits (UIBs) that might decrease workers’ incentives to work hard.

We focus on state-specific changes in UIB levels as a quasi-natural experiment. While a large body of research has examined UIBs. Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession By Rothstein, Jesse Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall Read preview Overview The Impact of Vocational Training on the Unemployment Duration By Landmesser, Joanna International Advances in Economic Research, Vol.

17, No. 1, February   So, this is a net gain for A, for the US, and perhaps the whole world. But a real downer for the laid off people. So yes, productivity gains will tend to increase employment over time, but the jobs created may not be jobs that the displaced can do.

So it can create net job growth on the whole, but gross job loss for some groups. Abstract. Unemployment insurance and employment protection are typically discussed and studied in isolation. In this paper, we argue that they are tightly linked, and we focus on their joint optimal design in a simple model, with risk-averse workers, risk-neutral firms, and random shocks to productivity.

We will soon have run the string on lower oil and gas prices and productivity gains and imports keeping down costs for most durable goods, save autos, and consumer items like apparel.

Blanchard and Portugal: w What Hides Behind an Umemployment Rate: Comparing Portuguese and U.S. Unemployment: Meyer: w Unemployment Insurance And Unemployment Spells: Acemoglu and Shimer: w Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance: Chetty: w Moral Hazard vs.

Liquidity and Optimal Unemployment Insurance: Gruber: w The Consumption Smoothing Benefits of Unemployment. Since the late s, overall productivity gains haven’t translated into broadly shared gains for the entire workforce as compensation inequality has increased.

And sincethe gains from productivity across the U.S. economy are accumulating more and more toward the owners of capital instead of compensation for workers, as the labor share. Moreover, the sustained gains reflect training, not employment insurance prospects, emphasizing the importance of attachment to work and training to build human capital.

TAA's limits offer an opportunity to consider bolder proposals that reach beyond trade to job losses from structural change more generally and to speeding up labor-market.

Until someone can convince me what’s wrong with the above argument, I don’t want to hear that automation-induced productivity gains are precluding full employment. The problem isn’t productivity; it’s negligent policy. "Productivity gains from unemployment insurance," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol.

44(7), pagesJune. Daron Acemoglu & Robert Shimer, " Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Gain a networked view of risk for unemployment insurance fraud to identify patterns hidden in huge volumes of unemployment claims data.

Reduce false positives so your limited resources can focus on the highest priority cases and efficiently deliver benefit payments to those in need. Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance () (with Daron Acemoglu) European Economic Review, Assortative Matching and Search () (with Lones Smith) Econometrica, 68(2): Holdups and Efficiency with Search Frictions () (with Daron Acemoglu) International Economic Review,   Applications for unemployment insurance payments dropped by 12, toin the week ended Jan.

28, according to Labor Department figures issued today in Washington.