The Role of Frictions on Academic Recruitment System
AbstractIn a matching model of the academic labour market, with high-skilled (brain) and low-skilled (local) workers, this paper shows that brain workers are harmed by the local. This depends on two types of search frictions: information and cooptation frictions. Search frictions reduce the probability to get an academic job for brain workers compared to the local. A high level of cooptation discards the brain workers but, under certain conditions, the absence of cooptation does not decreases the possibility to get an academic job for the local workers. Whithin this framework, some explanations about the low probability to catch the brains and the obstacles for a e ective equal opportunity between local and outside candidates are discussed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Catania, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods in its series DEMQ Working Paper Series with number 2011/2.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2011
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academic labour market; search frictions; cooptation; recruitment system.;
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- NEP-ALL-2011-08-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-DGE-2011-08-29 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-LAB-2011-08-29 (Labour Economics)
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