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Efficiency and specialization: A search theoretic approach

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An extension of the traditional Roy model to incorporate the existence of search frictions is proposed. The efficiency of model is then tested under the existence of the standard Hosios condition. The results show that a new kind of externality which is related to the degree of job specialization arises and therefore Hosios condition fails to guarantee efficiency. Policies which subsidize employment and aim at job specialization of individuals, will equate the social with the private market outcome.

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  • Eleftheriou, Konstantinos, 2011. "Efficiency and specialization: A search theoretic approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 229-238.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:1:p:229-238
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2010.09.007
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    1. Stilianos Alexiadis & Konstantinos Eleftheriou & Peter Nijkamp, 2011. "Labor Market Dynamics and Technology Adoption: Theory and Empirical Evidence," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-163/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    2. Alexiadis, Stilianos & Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Nijkamp, Peter, 2013. "Technology adoption within a search model: Evidence from OECD countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 137-148.

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    Keywords

    Efficiency; Search; Skills;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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