David Autor, 15 July 2017

What could the government do to mitigate the effects of trade shocks? In this video, David Autor explains the implications of various insurance programmes. This video was recorded at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in June 2017.

Andrew Ellul, Marco Pagano, Fabiano Schivardi, 17 June 2016

Most countries feature some form of government-provided unemployment insurance, but there is an alternative provider of insurance for employees – the firm they work for. This column asks whether the provision of implicit insurance by family firms in particular to employees is a substitute for the provision of explicit insurance by governments. Family firms stabilise employment more than non-family firms, and their insurance provision is greater when the insurance provided by the public sector is less generous.


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