Unemployment in the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany, Canada and the United States
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This paper was prepared for the NBER Conference on “The Labor Market in the Aftermath of the Great Recession”. We would like to thank David Card, Alex Mas, David Dorn, and two anonymous referees for useful comments, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Bank of Canada Fellowship Program for research support, and Georgios Tassoukis for assisting us with accessing the German Mikrozensus data. This study also uses the weakly anonymous IAB Employment Sample. Data access was provided via on-site use at the Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and remote data access. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.