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Comparative Advantage in Cyclical Unemployment

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  • Yongsung Chang

    (Seoul National University)

  • Sun-Bin Kim

    (Korea University)

  • Mark Bils

    (University of Rochester and NBER)

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Separations are noticeably more countercyclical for workers who average shorter workweeks. This pattern is mirrored in wage cyclicality; wages are less procyclical for those who work shorter hours. But separations, counter to our model predictions, are not higher in recessions nor heavily concentrated on low-skilled workers during recessions.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 508.

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  1. Mark Bils & Yongsung Chang & Sun-Bin Kim, 2008. "Heterogeneity and Cyclical Unemployment," Discussion Paper Series 0805, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University.
  2. Christian BAYER & Klaus WALDE, 2010. "Matching and Saving in Continuous Time: Theory," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2010013, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  3. Per Krusell & Toshihiko Mukoyama & Ayşegül Şahin, 2010. "Labour-Market Matching with Precautionary Savings and Aggregate Fluctuations," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 77(4), pages 1477-1507.
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  5. Leena Rudanko, 2010. "Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk in a Frictional Labor Market," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2010-054, Boston University - Department of Economics.
  6. Chassamboulli, Andri, 2013. "Labor-market volatility in a matching model with worker heterogeneity and endogenous separations," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 217-229.
  7. Jeremy Lawson & Crystal Ossolinski, 2010. "Employment Composition: A Study of Australian Employment Growth, 2002–2006," RBA Research Discussion Papers rdp2010-04, Reserve Bank of Australia.
  8. Moon, Weh-Sol, 2009. "Endogenous Labor Force Participation and Firing Costs," MPRA Paper 15749, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Mark Bils & Yongsung Chang & Sun-Bin Kim, 2011. "Worker Heterogeneity and Endogenous Separations in a Matching Model of Unemployment Fluctuations," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 128-54, January.

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