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A Signalling Explanation for Seniority Based Promotions and Other Labor Market Puzzles

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  • Michael Waldman, 1990. "A Signalling Explanation for Seniority Based Promotions and Other Labor Market Puzzles," UCLA Economics Working Papers 599, UCLA Department of Economics.
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