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Les modèles de recherche d'emploi d'équilibre


  • Christian Bontemps


This paper surveys the literature on equilibrium search models, where labor market equilibrium results from workers strategy (a reservation wage strategy) and firms strategy (which post a wage). One particular aspect of those models is to lead to a non degenerated wage offer distribution even with ex-ante agents. There are identified from microeconomic data (panel data of workers and firms). The basic models have a number of attractive features but the wage-offer and wage-earning distributions have increasing densities. This implication is at odds with the data. During the past years, substantial progress were made which allow micro econometers to use such models for policy analysis. Classification JEL?: J21, J31, J64.

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  • Christian Bontemps, 2004. "Les modèles de recherche d'emploi d'équilibre," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(1), pages 103-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_551_0103

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    1. Mathieu Bunel & Elisabeth Tovar, 2015. "Crise économique, durée du chômage et accès local à l’emploi : Eléments d’analyse et pistes d’actions de politique," TEPP Research Report 2015-04, TEPP.

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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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