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Préférences temporelles et recherche d’emploi « Applications économétriques sur le panel Européen des Ménages»


  • Bassem Ben Halima

    () (GATE, University of Lyon, CNRS, ENS-LSH, Centre Léon Bérard, France)

  • Mohamed Ali Ben Halima

    () (GATE, University of Lyon, CNRS, ENS-LSH, Centre Léon Bérard, France)


Dans la plupart des modèles de recherche, Le taux d'actualisation est un facteur important conditionnant la prise de décisions telles que le choix du salaire de réserve ou l'intensité de la recherche d’emploi. Les individus ayant une forte préférence pour le présent ne cherchent pas suffisamment et réduise leur salaire de réserve. L'effet global sur le taux de sortie du chômage est ambigu. Dans la lignée du modèle de Della Vigna et Paserman [2005], les préférences temporelles sont dissociées en préférences exponentielles et hyperboliques. Si les agents ont des préférences hyperboliques, l'effet de l'effort de recherche domine l'effet du salaire de réserve, ainsi une augmentation de l'impatience implique une diminution du taux de sortie du chômage. En utilisant les données françaises du panel européen des ménages, nous montrons que l'effort de recherche a un large effet sur le taux de sortie du chômage alors que le salaire de réserve est non significatif. Ce résultat ne semble pas réfuter l’existence des préférences hyperboliques de la part des individus.

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  • Bassem Ben Halima & Mohamed Ali Ben Halima, 2008. "Préférences temporelles et recherche d’emploi « Applications économétriques sur le panel Européen des Ménages»," Working Papers 0824, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.
  • Handle: RePEc:gat:wpaper:0824

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    Time preference; Hyperbolic discounting; job search; duration model;

    JEL classification:

    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies


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