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Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales

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  • Coles, Melvyn G
  • Smith, Eric

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This paper analyzes how the levels of unemployment and vacancies affect the rate at which unemployed workers find employment--the worker-firm 'matching function.' In particular, the authors test the robustness of previous empirical work by checking whether they obtain the same estimated function using cross-section data rather than aggregate time-series data. The authors find strong evidence of constant returns to scale which is strikingly similar to previous work. Copyright 1996 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  • Coles, Melvyn G & Smith, Eric, 1996. "Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 63(252), pages 589-597, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:63:y:1996:i:252:p:589-97
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    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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