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Equilibrium in Matching Models with Employment Dependent Productivity

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  • Gabriele Cardullo

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In a standard search and matching framework, the labor market presents frictions while in the competitive product market the demand is infinitely elastic.To have a more realistic framework, some models abandon the assumption of infinite elasticity and consider a two-tier productive scheme in the goods market. In this paper, I establish the conditions that are sufficient for the existence and the uniqueness of a steady-state equilibrium for this kind of models. I also notice that some standard assumptions about the production and matching technology (a Cobb-Douglas function) do not fulfill such conditions and so may hinder the existence of an equilibrium.

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  • Gabriele Cardullo, 2009. "Equilibrium in Matching Models with Employment Dependent Productivity," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2380-2387.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00251
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    1. Navarro, Lucas, 2011. "Efficiency of two sided investments in an equilibrium unemployment framework," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 1090-1098, May.

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    Keywords

    Unemployment; search-matching equilibrium.;

    JEL classification:

    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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