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NBER Publications by Sebastien Perez-Duarte

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November 2009A Formal Test of Assortative Matching in the Labor Market
with John M. Abowd, Francis Kramarz, Ian Schmutte: w15546
We estimate a structural model of job assignment in the presence of coordination frictions due to Shimer (2005). The coordination friction model places restrictions on the joint distribution of worker and firm effects from a linear decomposition of log labor earnings. These restrictions permit estimation of the unobservable ability and productivity differences between workers and their employers as well as the way workers sort into jobs on the basis of these unobservable factors. The estimation is performed on matched employer-employee data from the LEHD program of the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimated correlation between worker and firm effects from the earnings decomposition is close to zero, a finding that is often interpreted as evidence that there is no sorting by comparative advant...
January 2009Wage Structure in France, 1977-96
with Francis Kramarz
in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors

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