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Aggregate Labor Market Outcomes: The Role of Choice and Chance

Per Krusell, Toshihiko Mukoyama, Richard Rogerson, Aysegul Sahin

NBER Working Paper No. 15252
Issued in August 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

Some of the material in this paper was previously contained in our paper entitled "Labor Supply in a Frictional Labor Market". We thank Nicola Pavoni and Naoki Shintoyo for useful comments as well as seminar participants at CEMFI, Columbia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, USC, UCLA, the Atlanta Fed, Yale, UC Riverside, Queen's, Georgetown, Wharton, Toronto, Ryerson, Western Ontario, Stockholm School of Economics, IIES, University of Oslo, Concordia, Northern Illinois, Yonsei University and Korea University, as well as conference participants at the Labor Markets Conference at the IFS (2008), the Winter Institute of Macroeconomics 2009 (Tokyo), the Bewley Conference at UT Austin, and the 2009 SED Conference. We thank Joe Song for excellent research assistance. Krusell and Rogerson acknowldege financial support from the NSF. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve System, or the NBER. Corresponding author: Richard Rogerson. Address for correspondence: Department of Economics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287. Phone: 480-727-6671. Fax: 480-965-0748. Email: Richard.Rogerson@asu.edu

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