Lionel Cottier, Yves Flückiger, Pierre Kempeneers, Rafael Lalive, 27 October 2018

In contrast to other labour market interventions, job search assistance appears to be effective in helping job seekers to find jobs. This column examines the effects of such a programme targeting the long-term unemployed in Geneva. Those participating in the programme experience a short-term increase in employment compared to other job seekers, but this gain evaporates in the second year after assignment. These results suggest that the programme places job seekers in lower-quality jobs.

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Leading economists, managers, research scientists, experts from industry as well as venture capitalists will determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process.
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