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Theory of Job Search. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1916652
  • September 2008
  • 92 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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The book provides a deeper insight into the search
theory and takes a look at two aspects of the job
search. Firstly, withdrawals from the labor market
have received so far unfairly little attention.
Although withdrawals from labor force are a logical
outcome of the nonstationary job search. The outcome
of the model is that lower reservation wages besides
shorter unemployment duration also lead to higher
exit rate from unemployment into nonparticipation.
This tradeoff can be very important for unemployment
insurance policy. Another important aspect is an
asymmetric change of the wage offer distribution. In
a standard search model reservation wages increase
with the mean of the wage offer distribution and with
the mean-preserving spread of the wage distribution.
However, changing the spread of the distribution by
holding the mean constant implies a symmetric
”stretching” or ”compression” of the distribution in
the tails. But what happens if the spread parameters
for the left tail of the wage distribution and for
the right tail may vary separately, which is usually
the case when one faces the actual data? The book
provides answers to this question.

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Alisher Aldashev.
Alisher Aldashev studied International Economics in Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan, (Bachelor) and Financial Economics in Almaty,
Kazakhstan (Master of Arts). In July 2007 he has completed his
PhD at the University of Regensburg. Since July 2006, he's a
research fellow at the ZEW department of labour economics, human
resources, and social policy.

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