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Empirical Search Models

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  • Steven Stern

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  • John Pepper

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This chapter discusses various methods that have been used to estimate structural models of search and survival models. Most of the focus is on using available data, usually on unemployment spell lengths and accepted wage o¤ers, to estimate the parameters of speci…c search models. In particular, we focus on estimating the parameters of the wage o¤er distribution, the reservation wage or reservation wage function, the cost of search, o¤er arrival rate, and discount rate. There is an added section on survival models because survival models have been used so extensively to look at unemployment spell data.

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  • Steven Stern & John Pepper, 2001. "Empirical Search Models," Virginia Economics Online Papers 383, University of Virginia, Department of Economics.
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    1. Paul E. Carrillo, 2005. "Assessing the Value of On-line Information Using a Two-sided Equilibrium Search Model in the Real Estate Market," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 307, Society for Computational Economics.
    2. Paul Sullivan, 2010. "A Dynamic Analysis Of Educational Attainment, Occupational Choices, And Job Search," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 51(1), pages 289-317, February.

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    Keywords

    empirical search;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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