Can Skill Decay Increase Search Effort?
We consider the search behaviour of an infinite lifetime worker whose expected matching gains are assumed to be decreasing over the spell of unemployment. The search effort is linked positively to future earnings and negatively to the worker's reservation wage. We show that this may give rise to non monotonous hazard rates.
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