Strategic Hiring Behavior in Empirical Matching Functions
AbstractThis paper makes two contributions to the empirical matching literature. First, a recent study by Anderson and Burgess (2000) testing for endogenous competition among job seekers in a matching frame-work, is replicated with a richer and more accurate data set for Germany. Their results are confirmed and found to be surprisingly robust. Second, the matching framework is augmented by endogenous strategic hiring behavior on the side of vacancy-posting firms. Neglecting job competition, the relevance of strategic hiring is shown using the same empirical strategy. At the same time, the test is shown to be invalid if both types of endogenous behavior are present
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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2001
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Publication status: published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (6), 773-780
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