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Offer Heterogeneity in a Two State Model of Sequential Search


  • Khandker, Rezaul K


The econometric method in the C. Flinn and J. Heckman (1982) study for estimating a Markovian model of search unem ployment and job tenure is further augmented by introducing a possibi lity that jobs may differ by separation rates or nonwage attributes. A set of reservation wages is obtained as a solution to the value fun ctions. Differences in reservation wages estimate the compensating no nwage utility differentials among jobs. The unemployment spell distri bution is characterized as one of competing risk based on which type of job is finally accepted. The model is implemented using data from the Employment Opportunities Pilot Project. Copyright 1988 by MIT Press.

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  • Khandker, Rezaul K, 1988. "Offer Heterogeneity in a Two State Model of Sequential Search," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 70(2), pages 259-265, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:70:y:1988:i:2:p:259-65

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    1. Eckstein, Zvi & van den Berg, Gerard J., 2007. "Empirical labor search: A survey," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 136(2), pages 531-564, February.
    2. Eckstein, Zwi & van den Berg, Gerard J, 2003. "Empircial labor search models: A survey," Working Paper Series 2003:18, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
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    4. John W. Schindler, 2001. "Testing optimality in job search models," International Finance Discussion Papers 710, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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