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How wage announcements affect job search - a field experiment

Michele Belot (), Philipp Kircher () and Paul Muller ()
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Michele Belot: European University Institute
Philipp Kircher: School of Economics, University of Edinburgh

No 739, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: We study how job seekers respond to wage announcements by assigning wages randomly to pairs of otherwise similar vacancies in a large number of professions. High wage vacancies attract more interest, in contrast with much of the evidence based on observational data. Some applicants only show interest in the low wage vacancy even when they were exposed to both. Both findings are core predictions of theories of directed/competitive search where workers trade o_ the wage with the perceived competition for the job. A calibrated model with multiple applications and on-the-job search induces magnitudes broadly in line with the empirical findings.

Keywords: online job search; directed search; wage competition; field experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 J31 J63 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-hrm and nep-lab
Date: 2018-08
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