Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Summer School Experimental Economics

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Cooperative Behavior, Strategic Interaction and Complex Systems

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Econometrics and Operations Research

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Finance

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Labor, Health, Education and Development

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Macroeconomics and International Economics

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Organizations and Markets

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Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

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Author(s)
Email
gautier@tinbergen; c.n.teulings@uva.nl
Journal
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2015, 13, 1136-1166

We analyze a general search model with on-the-job search (OJS) and sorting of heterogeneous workers into heterogeneous jobs. For given values of nonmarket time, the relative efficiency of OJS, and the amount of search frictions, we derive a simple relationship between the unemployment rate, mismatch, and wage dispersion. We estimate the latter two from standard micro data. Our methodology accounts for measurement error, which is crucial to distinguish true from spurious mismatch and wage dispersion. We find that without frictions, output would be about 9.5% higher if firms can commit to pay wages as a function of match quality and 15.5% higher if they cannot. Noncommitment leads to a business-stealing externality which causes a 5.5% drop in output.

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