Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/60714
Authors: 
Hobijn, Bart
Sahin, Aysegül
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 298
Abstract: 
In this paper, we provide a set of comparable estimates of aggregate monthly job-finding and separation rates for twenty-seven OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries; these estimates can be used for the cross-country calibration of search models of unemployment. We find that cross-country differences in job-finding rates are much greater than those in separation rates. Our results are quantitatively and qualitatively in line with those published in previous studies; however, they cover a much larger set of countries. We Q31combine our estimates with evidence on unemployment and labor force participation rates to impute steady-state worker flows for twenty-three of the countries in our sample.
Subjects: 
labor markets, search theory, worker flows
JEL: 
C78
D21
E24
J6
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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