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A Note on the Estimation of Job Amenities and Labor Productivity

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  • Dupuy, Arnaud

    (University of Luxembourg)

  • Galichon, Alfred

    (New York University)

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This note introduces a maximum likelihood estimator of the value of job amenities and labor productivity in a single matching market based on the observation of equilibrium matches and wages. The estimation procedure simultaneously fits both the matching patterns and the wage curve. Our estimator is suited for applications to a wide range of assignment problems.

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  • Dupuy, Arnaud & Galichon, Alfred, 2017. "A Note on the Estimation of Job Amenities and Labor Productivity," IZA Discussion Papers 10900, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    matching; observed transfers; structural estimation; value of job amenities; value of productivity;
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    JEL classification:

    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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