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Job Selection and Wages over the Business Cycle

Marcus Hagedorn and Iourii Manovskii ()

American Economic Review, 2013, vol. 103, issue 2, 771-803

Abstract: We consider a model with on-the-job search where current wages depend only on current aggregate labor market conditions and idiosyncratic match-specific productivities. We show theoretically that the model replicates the findings in Bils (1985) and Beaudry and DiNardo (1991) on the history dependence in wages. We develop a method to measure match qualities in the data and show empirically that various variables summarizing past aggregate labor market conditions have explanatory power for current wages only because they are correlated with match qualities. They lose any predictive power once match qualities are accounted for. (JEL E3, E24, J3)

JEL-codes: E24 E30 J30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.2.771
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