Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre

                                       Fachgebiet Dienstleistungs- und Arbeitsmarktökonomik (520G)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Beißinger

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The Impact of the Unemployment Benefit System on International Spillover Effects 
(with Oliver Büsse)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 656, November 2002

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(The paper has also been distributed as University of Regensburg Discussion Paper No. 376, November 2002)


Based on a two-country model it is scrutinized how the structure of the unemployment benefit system affects the consequences of idiosyncratic labor market shocks on real wages and unemployment in other countries. International spillover effects are caused by changes in world real income. The paper provides new insights on how changes in world real income affect labor demand and the wage bargaining process. The analysis of the interaction of shock spillovers and benefit system focuses on two-tier as well as pure earnings-related and flat-rate benefit systems.