Hiring older workers in Portugal

This paper asks why companies retain older workers while not hiring older workers in Portugal. The Portuguese case is particularly relevant to study this question, because the level of participation of older workers in the labor market is at least twice as high in Portugal when compared to European countries. Using unique matched employer-employee data… Continue reading Hiring older workers in Portugal

Socioeconomic determinants of forest fires in Portugal

A significant fraction of forest fires in Portugal has human origin, either because of negligence or unadjusted forest practices or as consequence of criminal actions. This paper studies the social and economic factors that may influence the occurrence and the extent of fires in Portugal. This question is particularly relevant considering the many fires occurring… Continue reading Socioeconomic determinants of forest fires in Portugal

The Effect of Mass Influx on Labor Markets: Portuguese 1974 Evidence Revisited

The study of how labor supply shocks, especially immigration, affect labor market conditions has been a long-lasting concern in empirical labor economics. The textbook model of a competitive labor market suggests that high levels of immigration should lower the wage of competing workers. Despite the common sense intuition behind the theory, existing empirical literature offers… Continue reading The Effect of Mass Influx on Labor Markets: Portuguese 1974 Evidence Revisited