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Manuel Bagues

Aalto University
Department of Economics
P.O. Box 21240
FI-00076 Helsinki
Finland

E-Mail: manuel.bagues@aalto.fi

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2009Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition
with Mauro Sylos Labini
in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , David H. Autor, editor
November 2007Do On-Line Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition
with Mauro Sylos Labini: w13621
This paper evaluates the impact of the availability of electronic labor markets on the university-to-work transition. In particular, we analyze the effect of the intermediation activity carried on by the inter-university consortium, AlmaLaurea, on graduates' labor market outcomes. The different timing of universities' enrollment in AlmaLaurea allows us to apply the difference-in-differences method to a repeated cross section data set. If the usual assumption concerning parallel outcomes holds, AlmaLaurea reduces the individual unemployment probability and improves matching quality. Interestingly, we also find that on-line intermediaries foster graduates' geographic mobility.

Published: Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition, Manuel F. Bagues, Mauro Sylos Labini. in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , Autor. 2009

 
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