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A structural model of aggregate US job flows: another look

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  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler

    (Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven CT 06511, USA)

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A recent article (Collard et al., 2002) published in this journal presented a structural model of aggregate job flows. Unrestricted estimation of the model yields parameter estimates that would imply an unemployment rate of 99%. Instead of solving this problem by fixing one of the parameters, as originally attempted by the authors, I add moments regarding the employment rate. The new results call for a re-evaluation of the model. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, 2003. "A structural model of aggregate US job flows: another look," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(1), pages 113-118.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:18:y:2003:i:1:p:113-118
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.702
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