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      Performance pay and ethnic earnings differences in Britain 

      Green, Colin P.; Heywood, John S.; Theodoropoulos, Nikolaos (2014)
      In the first British study, we show that the ethnic earnings gap amongst performance pay jobs is smaller than that amongst time rate jobs. This partially reflects sorting but persists with diminished magnitude in fixed ...
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      Policy influences on unemployment: The European experience 

      Pissarides, Christopher A. (1999)
      This paper considers the implications of four kinds of labour market policies for the 1980s rise in European unemployment: unemployment compensation, active labour market policies, employment protection legislation and ...
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      Scale effects in markets with search 

      Petrongolo, Barbara; Pissarides, Christopher A. (2006)
      Estimates of aggregate matching functions may miss important scale effects in frictional labour markets because of the reactions of job seekers to scale. We estimate a semi-structural model of search and matching on a ...
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      Trade and industrial location with heterogeneous labor 

      Amiti, Mary; Pissarides, Christopher A. (2005)
      It is shown in the context of a new economic geography model that when labor is heterogeneous trade liberalization may lead to industrial agglomeration and inter-regional trade. Labor heterogeneity gives local monopsony ...
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      Unemployment responses to 'skill-biased' technology shocks: The role of labour market policy 

      Mortensen, Dale T.; Pissarides, Christopher A. (1999)
      Do skill-biased shocks that increase the spread of labour productivities, interacting with different policy regimes, explain the rise in unemployment in Europe relative to the United States in the 1980s and 1990s? The ...