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(In)Efficiency of matching: the case of a post-transition economy

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  • Joanna Tyrowicz

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  • Tomasz Jeruzalski

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The aim of this paper is twofold. First, we provide estimates of the evolution in matching efficiencies in Poland, demonstrating decrease in estimated efficiency scores. These trends are accompanied by decreasing outputs in the matching function, as well as the lowering of the elasticities. Second, we relate the estimated efficiency scores to the use of active labour market measures. We find that job brokering intensity is conducive to matching efficiency, but active labour market policies coverage in general is not. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Change and Restructuring.

Volume (Year): 46 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 255-275

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:46:y:2013:i:2:p:255-275

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Keywords: Matching efficiency; Poland; Active labour market policies;

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  1. Iva Tomic, 2012. "The Efficiency of the Matching Process: Exploring the Impact of Regional Employment Offices in Croatia," Working Papers 1204, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb.

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