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Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales

Coles, M and Smith, E (1994) Cross-Section Estimation of the Matching Function: Evidence from England and Wales. UNSPECIFIED. C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 966.

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Abstract

This paper analyses how the levels of unemployment and vacancies affect the rate at which unemployed workers find employment - the worker-firm 'matching function'. In particular we test the robustness of previous empirical work by checking whether we obtain the same estimated function using cross-section data rather than aggregate time-series data. We find strong evidence of constant returns to scale similar to previous work. We also find larger cities have higher wages. This provides indirect support for increasing returns, but where those returns are taken in the form of better-quality matches.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cross-Section Estimation; Matching; Returns to Scale
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 12:33
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:11
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2694

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