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Unemployment equilibrium and on-the-job search

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  • Turon, Helene

    (University of Bristol)

  • Simon Burgess

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This paper uses the search and matching framework to explore the impact of employed job search on the labour market. We allow for endogenous employed job search, endogenous job destruction and heterogenous job creation. Job flows and workers flows do not coincide as we allow for job-to-job flows, firms' churning of workers and labour force entries and exits. Employed job search is shown to have a substantial impact on unemployment dynamics but a negligible one on the level of unemployment. It also plays a key role in propagating a shock to institutions or to the economy to the labour market.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 208.

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Keywords: unemployment; on-the-job search; job destruction; business cycles; matching;

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  6. Sanna-Mari Hynninen, 2009. "Matching in local labor markets: a stochastic frontier approach," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 15-26, February.
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  8. Elisabetta Marzano, 2008. "Search on the job in European countries: evidence based on the European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP)," Working Papers 7_2008, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
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