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Communication non publiée
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Regional difference-in-differences in France using the German annexation of Alsace-Moselle in 1870-1918. NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2008, June 20-21, 2008
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CHEMIN Matthieu - McGill Department of Economics (Auteur)
WASMER Etienne - Département d'économie (Auteur)
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In this paper, we describe the historical context of local laws in Alsace-Moselle, a region of France under the control of Germany between 1870 and 1918. We provide three examples of labor policies that can be evaluated thanks to this experience: welfare laws, regulation of working time and absenteism, as well as preliminary investigations of the e¤ect of those policies. We conclude in proposing additional examples of policy evaluations that could be based on a similar strategy.

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