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The cyclical behaviour of job and worker flows

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  • Giuseppe Tattara

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

  • Marco Valentini

    (Tolomeo srl)

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This research exploits a large employer-level panel dataset in order to analyse employment and worker flows. Excess reallocation, the difference between worker and job flows at the firm level, is substantial and has a definite cyclical pattern. Both accessions and separations are cyclical in contrast to the conventional wisdom that assumes separation to be countercyclical. Separations increase in upswing, following the accession increase, and decline in recession. Unemployment during recession is not, to a large extent, due to an increase in the rate at which workers separate from their employers, as traditionally assumed among macroeconomists, but to the decline in job creations.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" in its series Working Papers with number 2007_16.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2007_16

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Keywords: Job Flows; Worker Flows; Reallocation; Cyclical behaviour;

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  1. Cristian Bartolucci & Francesco Devicienti, 2013. "BetterWorkers Move to Better Firms: A Simple Test to Identify Sorting," Carlo Alberto Notebooks, Collegio Carlo Alberto 332, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
  2. Serafinelli, Michel, 2013. "Good Firms, Worker Flows and Productivity," MPRA Paper 47508, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. David Card & Francesco Devicienti & Agata Maida, 2010. "Rent-sharing, Holdup, and Wages: Evidence from Matched Panel Data," NBER Working Papers 16192, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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