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Stephen J. Nickell (1944–)

  • Jan C. van OursEmail author
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Abstract

Steve Nickell is a researcher who has covered a lot of ground. At the start of his career, he worked on theoretical issues, quickly moving on to do empirical work. Nickell studied product market-related topics, but the focus of his work has been on labour market issues, ranging from individual unemployment durations to aggregate labour market institutions. In his research, Nickell emphasizes that distortions in the labour market are predominantly related to the system of benefits and the process of wage determination. According to Nickell, to reduce unemployment, governments should stimulate product market competition and link unemployment benefits to active labour market policies in order to move people from welfare to work.

Keywords

Steve Nickell Economics Unemployment Labour market institutions 

References

Main Works by Stephen J. Nickell

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus School of EconomicsRotterdamThe Netherlands

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