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Title:Occupational and locational substitution: measuring the effect of occupational and regional mobility PDF Logo
Authors:Aldashev, Alisher
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 09-014
Abstract:The paper analyzes effects of occupational and regional mobility on the matching rate using the monthly panel disaggregated on regional and occupational level. The main contribution of the paper is measuring the effect of substitutability between vacancies for different occupations and vacancies in different regions on matchings. The estimates indicate higher regional mobility in West Germany but higher occupational mobility in East Germany. The results show that if occupations were perfect substitutes, the number of matches could increase by 5-9%. Perfect regional mobility could increase matchings by 5-15%. It is also shown that partial aggregation causes a downward bias in substitutability estimates.
Subjects:Matching function
constant elasticity of substitution
spatial correlation
occupational and regional mobility
nonlinear least squares
GMM
JEL:J62
J63
R23
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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