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Adaptabilité et complexité: les choix éducatifs et technologiques sont-ils efficaces?
[Adaptability vs complexity: on the efficiency of educational and technological choices]

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  • Decreuse, Bruno
  • Granier, Pierre

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European labour markets have known three major changes over the past three decades : the complexification of the technological environment, the growth of general education across the workforce, and rising unemployment. Taken together, do these facts reflect the inefficiency of schooling and technological decisions ? Our answer takes place in a matching model of unemployment in which firms choose technological complexity, and workers educate to improve their adaptability. We show economic policy should focus on the labour market and the education system rather than on firms’ technological choices.

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  • Decreuse, Bruno & Granier, Pierre, 2004. "Adaptabilité et complexité: les choix éducatifs et technologiques sont-ils efficaces?
    [Adaptability vs complexity: on the efficiency of educational and technological choices]
    ," MPRA Paper 3721, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3721
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    1. Charlot, Olivier & Decreuse, Bruno & Granier, Pierre, 2005. "Adaptability, productivity, and educational incentives in a matching model," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(4), pages 1007-1032, May.
    2. Mark Doms & Timothy Dunne & Kenneth R. Troske, 1997. "Workers, Wages, and Technology," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 112(1), pages 253-290.
    3. Arthur J. Hosios, 1990. "On The Efficiency of Matching and Related Models of Search and Unemployment," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 57(2), pages 279-298.
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    Keywords

    Matching frictions; Heterogeneity; Ex-ante investment;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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