University of Luxembourg and LISER, Luxembourg, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor
Professor of Labour Economics, University of Luxembourg and LISER, Luxembourg
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Background Report on “Labor Market Effects of Unemployment Insurance Design” (with J. C. van Ours) for the Swedish Government Committee on Employment Policies, 2009–2010; Member of the Core Research Team for the IZA study on “Geographic Mobility in the EU: Optimizing its Social and Economic Benefits,” 2006–2008; Report to the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Contract reference No: VT/2006/042 (published also as IZA Research Report No. 19)
Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK; Senior Research Associate, IZA, Bonn
PhD Economics, European University Institute, 2004
“Benefits duration, unemployment duration and job match quality: A regression discontinuity approach.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 28 (2013): 604–627 (with M. Caliendo and A. Uhlendorff).
“Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design.” Journal of Economic Surveys 28:2 (2014): 284–311 (with J. C. van Ours).
“Fertility and female employment dynamics in Europe: The effect of using alternative econometric modeling assumptions.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 26:4 (2011): 549–714 (with P. Michaud).
“Job displacement and the transitions to re–employment and early retirement for non–employed older workers.” European Economic Review 54 (2010): 517–535.
“Unemployment insurance in Europe: Unemployment duration and subsequent employment stability.” Journal of the European Economic Association 7:6 (2009): 1225–1260.
Unemployment benefits and job match quality
Do unemployment benefits help those seeking work to obtain better jobs?Konstantinos Tatsiramos, July 2014Unemployment insurance schemes face a well-known trade-off between providing income support to those out of work and reducing their incentive to look for work. This trade-off between benefits and incentives is central to the public debate about extending benefit periods during the recent economic crisis. Often overlooked in this debate is that such support can increase the quality of the work found by the unemployed. This quality rise, in terms of both wages and duration, can be achieved by increasing the time and resources available to an individual to obtain a better job.MoreLess