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Do employers change job offers in their online job ads to facilitate search?


  • Brencic, Vera
  • Norris, John B.


Data from reveal that most employers do not change the offered wage or job requirements in job ads while their ads are posted on the online job board. Only changes in requirements are associated with the employers' search costs.

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  • Brencic, Vera & Norris, John B., 2010. "Do employers change job offers in their online job ads to facilitate search?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(1), pages 46-48, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:1:p:46-48

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    1. Hall, Robert & Krueger, Alan B., 2008. "Wage Formation between Newly Hired Workers and Employers: Survey Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 3775, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    1. Vera Brenčič, 2016. "The impact of Craigslist’s entry on competing employment websites," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 5(1), pages 1-15, December.
    2. Hermann Gartner & Christian Holzner, 2015. "Wage Posting as a Positive Selection Device: Theory and Empirical Evidence," CESifo Working Paper Series 5494, CESifo Group Munich.

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