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28/07/2014

Designing a European Unemployment Insurance Scheme

Intereconomics, Volume 49, July/August 2014, Number 4 



With disparities in national unemployment rates reaching record levels, the debate on fiscal stabilisers in Europe has gained new momentum. Can a European unemployment insurance scheme help to absorb asymmetric shocks and bring about the desired level of macroeconomic stabilisation? What should such an unemployment benefi t system look like? The contributions to this Forum explore the benefits expected from a European unemployment insurance scheme and discuss the diffi culties in establishing such a policy

author(s): L. Andor, S. Dullien, H. X. Jara, H. Sutherland, D. Gros
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