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Christopher Pissarides

Position: Professor of Economics

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, labour market theory, growth.

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  • Secretarial Support: June Jarman, Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7866

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Recent Publications

  • Equilibrium Unemployment Theory, second edition, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000

  • Looking into the Black Box: A Survey of the Matching Function (with Barbara Petrongolo) Journal of Economic Literature 38 (June 2001) 390-431

  • Employment Protection Labour Economics 8 (2001) 131-159

  • Entrepreneurship, Start-Up Costs and Employment (with Raquel Fonseca and Paloma Lopez-Garcia) European Economic Review 45 (May 2001) 692-705

  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy with and without the Euro Ekonomia 4 (Summer 2000) 1-18

  • Policy Influences on Unemployment: The European Experience. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 46 (September 1999) 389-418.

  • Unemployment Responses to 'Skill-Biased' Technology Shocks: The role of Labour Market Policy (with Dale Mortensen) Economic Journal 109 (April 1999) 242-265.

  • EU Welfare Systems and Labor markets: Diverse in the Past, Integrated in the Future? (with G. Bertola, J. F. Jimeno, R. Marimon) in Welfare and Employment in a United Europe, G. Bertola, T. Boeri, G. Nicoletti (eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001

  • Human Capital and Growth: The Cost of Rent Seeking Activities (with J-C Berthelemy and A. Varoudakis), in Economic Growth and its Determinants, Maaike S. Oosterbaan, Thijs de Ruyter van Steveninck, Nico van der Windt (eds.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000

  • Job Reallocation, Employment Fluctuations and Unemployment (with D. Mortensen), Handbook of Macroeconomics, J. Taylor and M. Woodford (eds.), Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1999

  • New Developments in Models of Search in the Labor Market (with D. Mortensen), Handbook for Labor Economics, O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1999

Current Working Papers

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