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Matching and unemployment dynamics in a model of competition between employed and unemployed job searchers

Burgess, Simon (1992) Matching and unemployment dynamics in a model of competition between employed and unemployed job searchers. CEP discussion paper, 70. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper considers the dynamics of the labour market from a matching perspective, but allows for job search by the employed. In particular, the endogeneity of employed job search is shown to be important and significantly alters the nature of the labour market dynamics implied by the model. We discuss implications for transition rates into jobs and optimally chosen search intensity. We show that empirical estimates of matching functions need to be reinterpreted under this assumption, and show the interrelationship between the labour market flows and job creation and destruction to be rich and complex.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1992 Simon Burgess
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 70
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 09:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/21056/

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