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Imperfect Monitoring of job search : structural estimation and policy design

Bart Cockx UGent, Muriel Dejemeppe, Andrey Launov and Bruno Van der Linden (2018) JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS. 36(1). p.75-120
abstract
We build and estimate a non-stationary structural job search model that incorporates the main stylized features of a typical job search monitoring scheme in unemployment insurance (UI) and acknowledges that search effort and requirements are measured imperfectly. Based on Belgian data, monitoring is found to affect search behavior only weakly, because (i) assessments were scheduled late and infrequently; (ii) the monitoring technology was not suffciently precise, (iii) lenient Belgian UI results in caseloads that are less responsive to incentives than elsewhere. Simulations show how changing the aforementioned design features can enhance effectiveness and that precise monitoring is key in this.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
monitoring, sanctions, non-stationary job search, unemployment benefits, structural estimation
journal title
JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS
volume
36
issue
1
pages
75 - 120
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000418563600003
ISSN
0734-306X
DOI
10.1086/693868
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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id
8503604
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8503604
alternative location
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jole/0/ja
https://www.sites.google.com/site/andreylaunov/research/CDLV.zip
date created
2017-01-24 09:05:45
date last changed
2018-02-13 10:10:08
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  abstract     = {We build and estimate a non-stationary structural job search model that incorporates the main
stylized features of a typical job search monitoring scheme in unemployment insurance (UI) and
acknowledges that search effort and requirements are measured imperfectly. Based on Belgian data, monitoring is found to affect search behavior only weakly, because (i) assessments were scheduled late and infrequently; (ii) the monitoring technology was not suffciently precise, (iii) lenient Belgian UI results in caseloads that are less responsive to incentives than elsewhere. Simulations show how changing the aforementioned design features can enhance effectiveness and that precise monitoring is key in this. },
  author       = {Cockx, Bart and Dejemeppe, Muriel and Launov, Andrey and Van der Linden, Bruno },
  issn         = {0734-306X},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS},
  keyword      = {monitoring,sanctions,non-stationary job search,unemployment benefits,structural estimation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {75--120},
  title        = {Imperfect Monitoring of job search : structural estimation and policy design},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/693868},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2018},
}

Chicago
Cockx, Bart, Muriel Dejemeppe, Andrey Launov, and Bruno Van der Linden. 2018. “Imperfect Monitoring of Job Search : Structural Estimation and Policy Design.” Journal of Labor Economics 36 (1): 75–120.
APA
Cockx, B., Dejemeppe, M., Launov, A., & Van der Linden, B. (2018). Imperfect Monitoring of job search : structural estimation and policy design. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 36(1), 75–120.
Vancouver
1.
Cockx B, Dejemeppe M, Launov A, Van der Linden B. Imperfect Monitoring of job search : structural estimation and policy design. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS. 2018;36(1):75–120.
MLA
Cockx, Bart, Muriel Dejemeppe, Andrey Launov, et al. “Imperfect Monitoring of Job Search : Structural Estimation and Policy Design.” JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS 36.1 (2018): 75–120. Print.