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Job and vacancy competition in empirical matching functions

  • Fahr, Rene
  • Sunde, Uwe

We investigate job competition among job seekers and vacancy competition among firms extending the job competition model proposed by Anderson and Burgess (Anderson, P.M., Burgess, S.M., 2000. Empirical matching functions: Estimation and interpretation using state level data. Review of Economics and Statistics 82, p. 90-102). Our results for data from West Germany provide evidence for both phenomena, thereby extending and qualifying previous insights.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 773-780

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:12:y:2005:i:6:p:773-780
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