Empirical Labor Economics: The Search Approach

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byTheresa J. Devine, Nicolas M. Kiefer

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Presenting a complete survey of labor economics from the search point of view, this is the first book to coordinate a vast and scattered literature, making an increasingly important and sophisticated area in modern applied economics readily accessible. Completely comprehensive, EmpiricalLabor Economics covers not only sequential and random search, but all stochastic models of the labor market, and treats underlying economic theory and econometric methods as needed. It examines structural search models, studies directed at particular policy questions--such as the effect ofunemployment benefits on unemployment durations--and simple descriptive studies, considering data from all over the world. With valuable summaries and trenchant assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the search approach, Empirical Labor Economics is essential for those embarking on labormarket research.

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Presenting a complete survey of labor economics from the search point of view, this is the first book to coordinate a vast and scattered literature, making an increasingly important and sophisticated area in modern applied economics readily accessible. Completely comprehensive, EmpiricalLabor Economics covers not only sequential and r...

Theresa J. Devine is at Penn State University. Nicolas M. Kiefer is at Cornell University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.57 × 6.46 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195059360

ISBN - 13:9780195059366

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"...sociologists who wish to keep in touch with recent developments in the theory of search would be well-advised to check this volume out."--Contemporary Sociology