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Non-Stationary Job Search with Firing: a Structural Estimation

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  • Garcia-Perez, J.I.

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This paper modifies Van den Berg's (1990) nonstationary model of search, considering the existence of a firing probability. The presence of firing makes unemployed workers lower their reservation wage because of the entitlement effect embodied in accepting a job offer. In this nonstationary environment, reservation wages have a stronger time-dependence than without firing. The model is estimated structurally using Spanish data for the period 1985-1996. The main finding from this estimation is that, although the decrease in reservation wages is the main determinant of the change in the hazard rate for the first four months, later on, the only effect comes from the job offer arrival rate, given that acceptance probabilities are roughly equal to one. These results are obtained with grouped duration and re-employment wage data, and controlling for the presence of unobserved heterogeneity in the offer arrival rate.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros- in its series Papers with number 9802.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cemfdt:9802

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Keywords: JOB SEARCHING ; UNEMPLOYMENT ; LABOUR MARKET ; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS;

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  1. José Ignacio García Pérez & Yolanda Rebollo Sanz, 2004. "Wage changes through job mobility in Europe: A multinomial endogenous switching approach," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2004/70, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
  2. Namkee Ahn & J. Ignacio García Pérez, 2000. "Unemployment duration and workers' wage aspirations in Spain," Economics Working Papers 426, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  3. Van den Berg, Gerard J., 2000. "Duration Models: Specification, Identification, and Multiple Durations," MPRA Paper 9446, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  5. Stephen P. Jenkins & Carlos García-Serrano, 2000. "Re-Employment Probabilities for Spanish Men: What Role Does the Unemployment Benefit System Play?," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 216, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  6. José Ignacio García Pérez, 2003. "Non-stationary Job Search When Jobs Do Not Last Forever: A Structural Estimation to Evaluate Alternative Unemployment Insurance Systems," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2003/49, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.

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