Tag Archives: unemployment insurance

Market Externalities of Large Unemployment Insurance Extension Programs

From Rafael Lalive, Camille Landais, Josef Zweimuller: This paper offers quasi experimental evidence of the existence of spillover effects of UI extensions using a unique program that extended unemployment benefits drastically for a subset of workers in selected regions of Austria. We use … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession

From Andreas Mueller, Jesse Rotstein, and Till von Wachter: Disability Insurance (DI) applications are awards are countercyclical. One potential explanation is that unemployed individuals who exhaust their Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits use DI as a form of extended benefits. We exploit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Impact of Unemployment Insurance on Job Search: Evidence from Google Search Data

From Scott Baker and Andrey Fradkin: We use Google search data to construct the first high-frequency, location-specific index of job search activity (GJSI). We demonstrate the GJSI’s validity and study the effect of increased unemployment insurance (UI) on job search activity. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assessing the Welfare Effects of Unemployment Benefits

From Camille Landais:     I investigate in this paper partial equilibrium labor supply responses to unemployment insurance (UI) in the US. I use administrative data on the universe of unemployment spells in five states from the late 1970s to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Number of Unemployed Per Job Opening

The Hamilton Project has a great report titled “The Importance of Unemployment Insurance for American Families & the Economy.” Here’s one of the key graphs:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fiscal Cliff Policy Links

Credit: Washington Post Since Corporate Taxes are on the table and extended unemployment insurance is set to expire, here are some relevant links: Corporate Taxes: Is broadening the base to lower the rate a good idea? A Modern Corporate Tax … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments