Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession
NBER Working Paper No. 17534
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This paper was prepared for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, which provided financial support. I thank Stephanie Aaronson, David Card, Hank Farber, Lisa Kahn, Anne Polivka, John Quigley, Gene Smolensky, Rob Valletta, Till von Wachter, the Brookings Papers editors and conference participants, and seminar participants at Berkeley, NBER, Santa Barbara, and Wharton for many helpful comments and suggestions. I gratefully acknowledge research support from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Center for Equitable Growth, both at UC Berkeley. Ana Rocca provided excellent research assistance. I served in the Obama administration in 2009-10 and participated in internal discussions of the Unemployment Insurance extensions studied here, but all opinions expressed herein are my own.