Job Search Mechanism and Individual Behaviour
AbstractThis paper modelles job search mechanism at individual level by a determinstic-stochastic approach in a economy with perfect competion and rational agents. Each single unit, firm or worker, is analyzed over time; aggregate dynamics comes directly from the micro-structure of the economy. We show that the unemployment as well as vacancy rate converge in the long run to an ergodic distribution whose average value lies on the Beverdige curve. Transitional paths are not-monotone and depending on initial conditions. The micro-model is exploited to assess the relationship between job search and social networks (neighborhood effects); results show that, when the network is endogenous, such spillovers affect both transitional paths and steady state in several way, not last in a negative way.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Molise, Dept. SEGeS in its series Economics & Statistics Discussion Papers with number esdp04017.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 09 May 2004
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job-search; human capital; local effects;
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- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-ALL-2004-06-02 (All new papers)
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