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Search Models and Applied Labor Economics

Search Models and Applied Labor Economics


  • Date Published: May 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521360531

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  • This 1989 collection of papers marks the development of empirical application of the search approach to labor economics - an approach which arose as a theoretical development of the 1960s and led to numerous insights in the 1970s. The search approach naturally incorporates uncertainty in the economic model, making up some of the early work in what is now called 'the economics of information'. Included are econometric issues such as estimation and specification of search models for wages and unemployment duration, continuous time models of turnover, and identification of structural parameters. Applications to policy questions including Unemployment Insurance and wage subsidy programs are given, and data collection issues are discussed within the search framework.

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    • Date Published: May 1989
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521360531
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.548kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Wages, Reservation Wages and Duration:
    2. Estimation of wage offer distributions and reservation wages
    3. An empirical job-search model, with a test of the constant reservation-wage hypothesis
    4. Individual effects in a nonlinear model: explicit treatment of heterogeneity in the empirical job-search model
    Part II. Continuous-time Models of Duration:
    5. Earnings, unemployment, and the allocation of time over time
    6. Choice or chance? A structural interpretation of individual labor market histories
    7. Layoffs and duration dependence in a model of turnover
    Part III. Applications:
    8. Structural and reduced form approaches to analyzing unemployment durations
    9. Wages and the structure of unemployment rates
    10. How long is a spell of unemployment? Illusions and biases in the use of CPS data
    Part IV. Mobility and Contracting:
    11. Employment risk and labor market diversification
    12. A proposition and an example in the theory of job search with hours constraints
    13. Interfirm mobility and earnings
    14. Methods for analyzing employment contracts and other agreements

  • Authors

    Nicholas M. Kiefer, Cornell University, New York

    George R. Neumann, University of Iowa

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