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Johannes Spinnewijn

Johannes Spinnewijn

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Johannes Spinnewijn is an Associate Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on various topics in public economics, including the design of social insurance and tax systems. An important theme in his work is the design of policies when people are subject to behavioural biases. Johannes is a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics and a research fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the CEPR.

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Journal article | Fiscal Studies - Special Issue: 50th Anniversary of IFS: Part 2
In this paper, I revisit the central trade-off between insurance and incentives in the design of unemployment insurance policies.
Journal article
Unemployment insurance programs in most Western countries follow a common design. The benefits are set at a constant replacement rate for a fixed period, typically followed by lower benefits under unemployment assistance. In such systems, the hazard rate from unemployment typically declines from ...

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