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Sectoral Employment And Cyclical Fluctuations In An Adverse Selection Model

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  • SMITH, B.D.

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A model of self-selection in the labor market in the presence of private information is developed. The model is used to explain the correlation between the unemployment rate and the sectoral composition of employment first observed by D. M. Lilien (1982). The model also generates a (nonexploitable) Phillips curve and is consistent with observed correlations between hours and productivity. In addition, it is consistent with microeconomic evidence on the behavior of sectoral wage dispersions over the cycle and the absence of cyclicality associated with 'industry switching.' Copyright 1995 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Paper provided by University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER) in its series RCER Working Papers with number 218.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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Handle: RePEc:roc:rocher:218

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Postal: University of Rochester, Center for Economic Research, Department of Economics, Harkness 231 Rochester, New York 14627 U.S.A.

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Keywords: employment ; business cycles ; adverse selection ; consumption;

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Cited by:
  1. Joydeep Bhattacharya & Shankha Chakraborty, 2005. "What do information frictions do?," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 651-675, October.
  2. Paul Frijters, 1997. "Capital scarcities as a reason for high unemployment in the European Union," Macroeconomics 9706002, EconWPA.
  3. Asea, P.K. & Blomberg, S.B., 1997. "Lending Cycles," Papers 97-01, Wellesley College - Department of Economics.

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