Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales
AbstractThis paper analyzes how the levels of unemployment and vacancies affect the rate at which unemployed workers find employment--the worker-firm 'matching function.' In particular, the authors test the robustness of previous empirical work by checking whether they obtain the same estimated function using cross-section data rather than aggregate time-series data. The authors find strong evidence of constant returns to scale which is strikingly similar to previous work. Copyright 1996 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Volume (Year): 63 (1996)
Issue (Month): 252 (November)
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- Coles, Melvyn G & Smith, Eric, 1994. "Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales," CEPR Discussion Papers 966, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
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