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Matching with Multiple Applications

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  • James W. Albrecht

    (Georgetown University, Washington DC)

  • Pieter A. Gautier

    () (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Susan B. Vroman

    (Georgetown University, Washington DC)

Abstract

We analyze the implications of multiple applications by job seekers for the microfoundations of the matching function. We emphasize a coordination failure caused by multiple applications, namely, that firms can waste resources processing applicants who are ultimately hired elsewhere. This discussion paper resulted in a publication in 'Economics Letters' , 2003, 78(1), 67-70.

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  • James W. Albrecht & Pieter A. Gautier & Susan B. Vroman, 2001. "Matching with Multiple Applications," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 01-080/3, Tinbergen Institute.
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    Keywords

    search; matching;

    JEL classification:

    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations

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