Workforce and Employment

How the cost of losing a job varies across different countries

Some labour markets are more efficient than others at finding work for the unemployed. Image: Unsplash/Avi Richards

Antoine Bertheau

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Copenhagen

Edoardo Maria Acabbi

Assistant Professor of Finance, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Cristina Barceló

Economist, Banco de España

Andreas Gulyas

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

Stefano Lombardi

Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research

Raffaele Saggio

Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

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