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Endogenous Labour Market Segmentation in a Matching Model


  • Alan Manning


This paper extends work by Burdett and Mortensen (1989) and Mortensen and Vishwanath (1991) and examines equilibria in a matching model with identical firms and workers in which employed as well as unemployed workers receive wage offers. It shows that there are generally a continuum of equilibria often of a form that resembles labour market segmentation in that there are some firms paying high wages and facing excess supply of labour and some firms paying low wages with an excess demand for labour. The implication of the model are explored.

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  • Alan Manning, 1993. "Endogenous Labour Market Segmentation in a Matching Model," CEP Discussion Papers dp0126, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0126

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    1. Litterman, Robert B, 1986. "Forecasting with Bayesian Vector Autoregressions-Five Years of Experience," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 4(1), pages 25-38, January.
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    1. J. Ignacio Garcia-Perez, 2002. "Equilibrium search models: the role of the assumptions," Investigaciones Economicas, FundaciĆ³n SEPI, vol. 26(2), pages 255-284, May.

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