An Incentive Theory of Matching

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Dennis Snower ; Christian Merkl ; Alessio J. G. Brown (2010)
  • Publisher: London: Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Subject: Ökonomischer Anreiz | USA | E32 | Adjustment costs; employment; Firing; Incentives; Job acceptance; Job offers; Matching; quits; unemployment | Matching | incentives | Lucas-Modell | matching, incentives, adjustment costs, unemployment, employment, quits, firing, job offers, job acceptance | Arbeitsangebot | job offers | Arbeitsmarkttheorie | Matching,incentives,adjustment costs,unemployment,employment,quits,firing,job offers,job acceptance | E24 | J63 | adjustment costs | J64 | employment | quits | unemployment | firing | job acceptance | Arbeitsnachfrage | Theorie | Matching,incentives,adjustment costs, unemployment, employment, quits, firing, job offers, job acceptance
    • jel: jel:J64 | jel:E24 | jel:J63 | jel:E32
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper examines the labour market matching process by distinguishing its two component stages: the contact stage, in which job searchers make contact with employers and the selection stage, in which they decide whether to match. We construct a theoretical model expl... View more
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