Kuhnen, Camelia M. (2010): Searching for Jobs: Evidence from MBA Graduates.
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This paper proposes and tests empirically a model of optimal job search using novel data on job seeking strategies of participants in the labor market for MBA graduates. Theoretically and empirically I find that the breadth of search that workers conduct depends on their ability, outside option, and fit with available jobs, as well as on the exogenous job application cost and the ex-ante probability of applications resulting in offers. These results illustrate the formation of the supply of human capital available to hiring companies, which drives the efficiency of matching between workers and firms and ultimately determines productivity.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Searching for Jobs: Evidence from MBA Graduates|
|English Title:||Searching for Jobs: Evidence from MBA Graduates|
|Keywords:||job search; matching; human capital; MBA education; career choice|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J44 - Professional Labor Markets ; Occupational Licensing
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M5 - Personnel Economics > M51 - Firm Employment Decisions ; Promotions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management ; Executives; Executive Compensation
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G30 - General
|Depositing User:||Camelia Kuhnen|
|Date Deposited:||09. Apr 2010 20:15|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:28|
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