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Search, Matching and Training

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  • Christopher J. Flinn
  • Ahu Gemici
  • Steven Laufer

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We estimate a partial and general equilibrium search model in which firms and workers choose how much time to invest in both general and match-specific human capital. To help identify the model parameters, we use NLSY data on worker training and we match moments that relate the incidence and timing of observed training episodes to outcomes such as wage growth and job-to-job transitions. We use our model to offer a novel interpretation of standard Mincer wage regressions in terms of search frictions and returns to training. Finally, we show how a minimum wage can reduce training opportunities and decrease the amount of human capital in the economy.

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  • Christopher J. Flinn & Ahu Gemici & Steven Laufer, 2016. "Search, Matching and Training," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-075, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfe:2016-75
    DOI: 10.17016/FEDS.2016.075
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    Keywords

    Minimum Wage; On-the-job training; Wage growth;
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    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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