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Efficiency in a Search and Matching Model with Training Costs

This paper studies the efficiency of the search and matching model with training costs. I incorporate productivity enhancing firm-specific skill training into the search and matching model of Pissarides (2000). I demonstrate that while the decentralized economy can be efficient if training costs are not sunk at the time of wage determination, the decentralized economy is not efficient due to a hold-up problem if training costs are sunk.

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Paper provided by Research Institute, International University of Japan in its series Working Papers with number EMS_2011_09.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:iuj:wpaper:ems_2011_09
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  1. Hiroaki Miyamoto & Yoshimasa Shirai, 2006. "Job Flows And Unemployment In An Equilibrium Unemployment Model With Firm-Specific Skill Training," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 57(4), pages 547-561.
  2. Christopher A. Pissarides, 2009. "The Unemployment Volatility Puzzle: Is Wage Stickiness the Answer?," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 77(5), pages 1339-1369, 09.
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  8. Cheron, A., 2005. "Efficient v.s. equilibrium unemployment with match-specific costs," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 176-183, August.
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