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The Replacement of the UV-Curve with a New Measure of Hiring Efficiency

  • Schager, Nils Henrik

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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    In this paper we show that changes in the position of the UV-Curve do not unambiguously reflect changes in labour market adjustment ability. In fact, the UV-Curve is displaced not only when hiring efficiency changes but also when the volume of hiring changes. To identify changes in hiring efficiency, we should use the relation between either the duration of vacancies and the stock of unemployment or, alternatively, the duration of unemployment and the stock of vacancies. These measures are applied to Swedish data and produce interesting new evidence on the hiring efficiency of the labour market in Sweden.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 149.

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    Length: 57 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 1985
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0149
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    1. Hansen, Bent, 1970. "Excess Demand, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Wages," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 84(1), pages 1-23, February.
    2. Barron, John M, 1975. "Search in the Labor Market and the Duration of Unemployment: Some Empirical Evidence," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 65(5), pages 934-42, December.
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