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Financing Structural Change and Labor Market Performance: Surveying the Role of Venture Capital and Investor Protection
Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 122 (2002), Iss. 3 : pp. 469–495
This paper analyzes the real effects of differences in structures on financial markets, especially concerning quasi-equilibrium unemployment. It argues that a vibrant venture capital market is an important prerequisite for financing structural change and thus for keeping unemployment low in the ongoing transition to the "new economy". It furthermore points out the crucial importance of extensive investor protection in this respect. A thriving venture capital market is therefore at odds with the corporatist politicoeconomic equilibrium in continental European countries involving extensive protection of insiders on labor as well as on financial markets.