Evaluating employment policies : four essays

Abstract : This thesis provides a structural evaluation of microeconomic effects of two policies of the PARE (Policies package for Return to Employment) put work in France since 2001, counseling and training the unemployed. As entrepreneurship is often seen as an alternative way to escape unemployment, I also build a model of the live cycle of independent workers. Yet, as I do not have access to the social cost of the measure I surveyed, I am not able to carry out a full cost-benefit analysis. From a methodological point of view this structural approach is used as an extension of the reduced-form evaluations and not as their opposite. For the sake of computation tractability one pays a special attention to optimization technics and follows Judd's recommendation who suggests algorithmic simplifications, easy to work out with the software AMPL
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Economies and finances. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2009. English


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Julien Guitard. Evaluating employment policies : four essays. Economies and finances. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2009. English. <tel-00402436>

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