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Efficient Learning and Job Turnover in the Labor Market

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  • Fei Li

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This paper studies the dynamics of workers. on-the-job search behavior and its consequences in an equilibrium labor market. In a model with both directed search and learning about the match quality of firm-worker pairs, I highlight the job search target effect of learning: as a worker updates the evaluation of his current job, he adjusts his on-the-job search target, which results in a different job finding rate. This model generates a non-monotonic relation between the employment-to-employment transition rate and tenure, which provides a new explanation of the hump-shaped separation rate-tenure profile

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  • Fei Li, 2013. "Efficient Learning and Job Turnover in the Labor Market," PIER Working Paper Archive 13-023, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
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    Keywords

    Learning; Directed Search; Job Turnover; On-the-job Search; Employment-to-employment Transition;
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    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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