Technology and Labor Regulations: Theory and Evidence
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This paper builds on a previously circulated manuscript with a similar title by Alesina and Zeira. We thank Daron Acemoglu, Olivier Blanchard, Francesco Caselli, Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Diego Comin, Giorgio di Giorgio, Gene Grossman, Sharon Haddad, Bart Hobijn, Adam Jaffee, Larry Katz, Francis Kramarz, and Chris Pissarides for very helpful comments. Filipe Campante, Giampaolo Lecce, Sarit Weisburd, and Anna Zapesochini provided excellent research assistance. Joseph Zeira thanks the Israel Science Foundation, the Aaron and Michael Chilewich Chair and the Mary Curie Transfer of Knowledge Fellowship of the European Community’s 6th Framework Program under contract MTKD-CT-014288 for financial support. Remaining errors are of course ours only. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.