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Affirmative Action Bans and the “Chilling Effect”

Kate L. Antonovics and Richard H. Sander.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Employment and Labour Law; Labour Discrimination. 15685 words.

This paper examines whether California's Proposition 209, which led to the 1998 ban on the use of racial preferences in admissions at the University of California (UC) system, lowered the...

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Contradictions and misalignments in the EU approach towards the gender pay gap

Marco Peruzzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination. 15508 words.

The aim of this paper is to highlight the tensions within the EU’s ‘governance architecture’ concerning pay equality. Specifically, after a preliminary outline of the theoretical discussion...

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Does an employment protection law lead to unemployment? A panel data analysis of OECD countries, 1990–2008

Prabirjit Sarkar.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour and Demographic Economics; Employment and Labour Law; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Labour Standards: National and International. 5203 words.

This article examines the unemployment consequences of an employment protection law (EPL) on the basis of OECD EPL indicators for 23 OECD countries over the period 1990–2008. Using the...

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Equal Pay as a Moving Target: International perspectives on forty-years of addressing the gender pay gap

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Simon Deakin and Brendan Burchell.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Employment and Labour Law; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Standards: National and International. 10122 words.

This paper provides an overview of the key factors impacting upon the gender pay gap in the UK, Europe and Australia. Forty years after the implementation of the first equal pay...

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Labor Protection and Leverage

Elena Simintzi, Vikrant Vig and Paolo Volpin.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Employment and Labour Law. 14590 words.

This paper exploits intertemporal variations in employment protection across countries and finds that rigidities in labor markets are an important determinant of firms' capital structure...

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The provisions in a labour contract: technology and the market

Christian Bessy and Daniel Szpiro.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Employment and Labour Law; Contract Law. 9946 words.

Many common features of the legal regulation of the employment relationship have attracted little attention, although they are to be found in contracts with possible litigation, as for...

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Wrongful Discharge Laws and Innovation

Viral V. Acharya, Ramin P. Baghai and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Corporate Governance; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law. 21505 words.

We show that wrongful discharge laws—laws that protect employees against unjust dismissal—spur innovation and new firm creation. Wrongful discharge laws, particularly those that prohibit...

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