Skill mismatch and unemployment

Jacques François Thisse, Yves Zenou

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Abstract

We consider a finite number of heterogeneous firms which compete imperfectly for heterogeneous workers. We show that unemployment may arise in equilibrium because of job mismatch and firms' market power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • J41
  • Job assignment
  • Mismatch
  • Workers' and firms' heterogeneity

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