Wednesday, September 23, 2009

EconNews Roundup

A recent study finds that job losses vary a lot by size of firm and region: I am wrestling with two newspaper columns, a PowerPoint, a project proposal and two syllabi, so I had to read through the article rather quickly. While I admire the ingenuity of looking at Social Security data, I have to say it is tough to jump to definite conclusions such as industry has shed more labor or bigger firms have adopted the crisis better later on after struggling at first. The truth is that there are huge inter-region differences, and you don't know if there are sectoral or size effects going on.

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