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Random or Non-Random Matching? Implications for the Use of the UV Curve as a Measure of Matching Performance


  • Gregg, P
  • Petrongolo, B


The instability of the Beveridge curve in Britain since the mid-50s has been interpreted as revealing a deterioration of labour market effectiveness in matching vacancies to unemployed job-seekers. This paper attemps to repeat the stability analysis of the matching technology, having relaxed some of the restrictions generally imposed in deriving a Beveridge curve.

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  • Gregg, P & Petrongolo, B, 1997. "Random or Non-Random Matching? Implications for the Use of the UV Curve as a Measure of Matching Performance," Papers 13, Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cepies:13

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    1. Stefan Profit & Stefan Sperlich, 2004. "Non-uniformity of job-matching in a transition economy - A nonparametric analysis for the Czech Republic," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(7), pages 695-714.
    2. Aki Kangasharju & Jaakko Pehkonen & Sari Pekkala, 2003. "Matching in thin labour markets: panel data evidence from Finland, 1991-2002," ERSA conference papers ersa03p208, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Paul Frijters & Bas van der Klaauw, 2006. "Job Search with Nonparticipation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 116(508), pages 45-83, January.
    4. Jorge Lopez Tamayo & Jordi Surinach Caralt, 1999. "El desempleo espanol: factores estructurales," Working Papers in Economics 53, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
    5. M Andrews & S Bradley & D Stott & R Upward, 2003. "Why do Job-Seeker and Vacancy Hazards Slope Downwards? Estimating a Two-Sided Search Model of the Labour Market," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0320, Economics, The University of Manchester.
    6. M Andrews & S Bradley & D Stott & R Upward, 2003. "Testing Theories of Labour Market Matching," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0318, Economics, The University of Manchester.
    7. Wall, Howard J & Zoega, Gylfi, 2002. " The British Beveridge Curve: A Tale of Ten Regions," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 64(3), pages 261-280, July.
    8. repec:eee:labchp:v:3:y:1999:i:pc:p:3085-3139 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Matthew Elliott, 2010. "Search with Multilateral Bargaining," 2010 Meeting Papers 1316, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    10. Kenjiro Hori, 2005. "Job Matching with Multiple-Hiring Firms and Heterogeneous Workers: A Microfoundation," Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance 0514, Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.

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    JEL classification:

    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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