Product market competition, investment and employment-abundant versus job-poor growth: A real options perspective

Yu-Fu Chen, Michael Funke

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    The role of product market reforms in achieving the objective of higher employment and growth has recently received much attention amongst academics. The aim of this paper is to analyse some of the channels through which cross-market effects come about and to assess their policy relevance. The analytic strategy of this paper relies upon the stochastic real options modelling approach. In a nutshell, our simulations using numerical methods indicate that comprehensive product market reforms would increase factor demand and growth significantly in the medium and long run. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)218-238
    Number of pages21
    JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


    • product market competition
    • regulation
    • real options
    • investment
    • employment
    • LABOR
    • COSTS

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