Labor Market Adjustment in Transition Economies with On-the-Job Search

Posted: 29 Nov 2000

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Zuzana Brixiova

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department; African Development Bank

Tarik Yousef

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of on-the-job search by workers in the state sector on the level and duration of unemployment in transition economies. We derive the optimal speed of state sector closure when workers engage in on-the-job search.

Keywords: Unemployment, On-the-job search, Transition economies

JEL Classification: J64, P21

Suggested Citation

Brixiova, Zuzana and Yousef, Tarik, Labor Market Adjustment in Transition Economies with On-the-Job Search. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=238844

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