Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 18 December 2019

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You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 18 December 2019, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held in room Number LG 0.423. Michael Krause (University of Köln) will be talking about “Cyclicality of Involuntary Part-Time Employment in Germany”.

Please find below the abstract:

This paper explores the influence of cyclical and structural factors on the cyclical dynamics of Involuntary Part-Time work (IPT) in Germany, along the lines of the study of Valletta, Bengali, and von der List (2019) for the US. We use European labor force survey data to exploit state-level variation to identify factors determining part-time work. In contrast to the countercyclical pattern found in the US and other countries, IPT appears to be pro-cyclical in Germany. We discuss labor market institutions such as employment legislations and the commensurate short-time work regulations that are possible factors explaining these findings.