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Tenure Profiles and Efficient Separation in a Stochastic Productivity Model

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  • Sebastian Buhai

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  • Coen N. Teulings

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We develop a theoretical model based on efficient bargaining, where both log outside productivity and log productivity in the current job follow a random walk. This setting allows the application of real option theory. We derive the efficient worker-firm separation rule. We show that wage data from completed job spells are uninformative about the true tenure profile. The model is estimated on the PSID. It fits the observed distribution of job tenures well. Selection of favourable random walks can account for the concavity in tenure profiles. About 80% of the estimated wage returns to tenure is due to selectivity in the realized outside productivities.

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Paper provided by Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in its series Discussion Papers with number 7.

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Date of creation: 28 May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:cel:dpaper:7

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Keywords: random productivity growth; efficient bargaining; job tenure; inverse gaussian; wage-tenure profiles; option theory;

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  1. Martin A. van der Ende & Coenraad N. Teulings, 2001. "A Structural Model of Tenure and Specific Investments," CESifo Working Paper Series 532, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Topel, Robert H, 1991. "Specific Capital, Mobility, and Wages: Wages Rise with Job Seniority," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 99(1), pages 145-76, February.
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  1. Buhai, Ioan Sebastian & Portela, Miguel & Teulings, Coen N & van Vuuren, Aico, 2008. "Returns to Tenure or Seniority?," CEPR Discussion Papers 6933, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Prat, Julien, 2007. "The Rate of Learning-by-Doing: Estimates from a Search-Matching Model," IZA Discussion Papers 2780, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Pieter A. Gautier & Coen N. Teulings, 2011. "Sorting and the Output Loss due to Search Frictions," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-010/3, Tinbergen Institute, revised 26 Jan 2012.
  4. Coen Teulings, 2010. "How to Share Our Risks Efficiently? Principles for Optimal Social Insurance and Pension Provision," De Economist, Springer, vol. 158(1), pages 1-21, April.

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