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A structural model of aggregate US job flows: another look

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  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler

    (Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven CT 06511, USA)

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    A recent article (Collard et al., 2002) published in this journal presented a structural model of aggregate job flows. Unrestricted estimation of the model yields parameter estimates that would imply an unemployment rate of 99%. Instead of solving this problem by fixing one of the parameters, as originally attempted by the authors, I add moments regarding the employment rate. The new results call for a re-evaluation of the model. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Volume (Year): 18 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 113-118

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