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Contiguous Duration Dependence and Nonstationarity in Job Search : Some Reduced-Form Estimates


  • Belzil, C


The notion of contiguous duration dependence is defined and illustrated with a simple nonstationary job search model where unemployment spell and accepted job spell durations are stochastically related through reemploymkent earnings. The distribution of both reemployment earnings and accepted job durations are analyzed jointly with completed unemployment duration using parametric and semi-parametric techniques.

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  • Belzil, C, 1996. "Contiguous Duration Dependence and Nonstationarity in Job Search : Some Reduced-Form Estimates," Economics Working Papers eco96/11, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco96/11

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    1. Blume, Lawrence & Easley, David, 1992. "Evolution and market behavior," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 9-40, October.
    2. Megiddo, Nimrod, 1989. "On computable beliefs of rational machines," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 1(2), pages 144-169, June.
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    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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