Efficiency and Labor-Market Dynamics in a Model of Labor Selection

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Merkl C, Chugh S
Journal: International Economic Review
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: No OnlineOpen
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 57
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 1371-1404
ISSN: 0020-6598
Language: English


This article characterizes efficient labor market allocations in a labor selection model. The model's crucial aspect is cross-sectional heterogeneity for new job contacts, which leads to an endogenousselection threshold for new hires. With cross-sectional dispersion calibrated to microeconomicdata, 40% of empirically relevant fluctuations in the job-finding rate arise, which contrasts with results in an efficient search and matching economy. The efficient selection model's results hold in partial and general equilibrium, as well as with sequential search.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Merkl, Christian Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Makroökonomik

How to cite

Merkl, C., & Chugh, S. (2016). Efficiency and Labor-Market Dynamics in a Model of Labor Selection. International Economic Review, 57(4), 1371-1404. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iere.12201

Merkl, Christian, and Sanjay Chugh. "Efficiency and Labor-Market Dynamics in a Model of Labor Selection." International Economic Review 57.4 (2016): 1371-1404.


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