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Excerpt] This book is an attempt to consolidate what we know about Personnel Economics by focusing on Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labor Markets. Even on the first page of the book, the author is clear about this mission. In particular he notes that "The view of personnel economics analyzed in this book is based on two key properties of... labour markets: labour markets are imperfect and jobs are associated to [sic] rents; labour market institutions interact with personnel policies. Notably, wages are partly set outside the firm-worker pair (minimum wages and collective agreements are widespread)" and "job termination policies are affected by a sizeable and binding employment protection legislation." This is a worthy goal and the idea for writing a book that focuses on imperfect labor markets is a very good one.


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Hallock, K. (2007). [Review of the book Personnel economics in imperfect labour markets] [Electronic version]. Journal of Economic Literature, 45(4), 1073-1076.

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