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Publication - Professor Gerard Van den Berg

    An empirical equilibrium job search model with search on the job and heterogeneous workers and firms

    Citation

    Bontemps, C, Robin, JM & Berg, GJVD, 1999, ‘An empirical equilibrium job search model with search on the job and heterogeneous workers and firms’. International Economic Review, vol 40., pp. 1039-1074

    Abstract

    In this article we present and estimate a synthesis of previous equilibrium search models, allowing for continous distributions of workers' opportunity cost of employment as well as firms' productives. The model allows for the-job search, and we assume that job offer arrival rates for workers are independent of their labor-market state. We derive the theoretical implications of these assumptions, we provide simulations, and we develop a semiparametric estimation procedure that we apply to a dataset of individual labor-market histories.

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