Cross-section estimation of the matching function: Evidence from England and Wales

Melvyn G. Coles, Eric Smith

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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 which is strikingly similar to previous work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-597
Number of pages9
JournalEconomica
Volume63
Issue number252
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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