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Accounting for Mismatch Employment

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  • Herz, Benedikt
  • van Rens, Thijs

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We investigate unemployment due to mismatch in the US over the past three decades. We propose an accounting framework that allows us to estimate the overall amount of mismatch unemployment, as well as the contribution of each of the frictions that caused the mismatch. Mismatch is quantitatively important for unemployment and the cyclical behavior of mismatch unemployment is very similar to that of the overall unemployment rate. Geographic mismatch is driven primarily by wage frictions. Mismatch across industries is driven by wage frictions as well as barriers to job mobility. We Önd virtually no role for worker mobility frictions.

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  • Herz, Benedikt & van Rens, Thijs, 2015. "Accounting for Mismatch Employment," Economic Research Papers 270222, University of Warwick - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uwarer:270222
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.270222
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    Financial Economics; Labor and Human Capital;

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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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