Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229141
Authors: 
Gürtzgen, Nicole
Lochner, Benjamin
Pohlan, Laura
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers No. 21-002
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effects of the high-speed internet expansion on the match quality of new hires. They combine data on internet availability at the local level with German individual register and vacancy data. Results show that internet availability has no major impact on the stability of new matches and their wages. The authors confirm these findings using vacancy data, by explicitly comparing match outcomes of online and non-online recruits. Further results show that online recruiting not only raises the number of applicants and the share of unsuitable candidates per vacancy, but also induces employers to post more vacancies.
Subjects: 
Matching
online search
information frictions
recruiting channels
JEL: 
J64
H40
L96
C26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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