A Note on the Estimation of Job Amenities and Labor Productivity

28 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

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Arnaud Dupuy

Centre de Recherche en Économie Appliquée (CREA)

Alfred Galichon

NYU, Department of Economics and Courant Institute

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Abstract

This note introduces a maximum likelihood estimator of the value of job amenities and labor productivity in a single matching market based on the observation of equilibrium matches and wages. The estimation procedure simultaneously fits both the matching patterns and the wage curve. Our estimator is suited for applications to a wide range of assignment problems.

Keywords: matching, observed transfers, structural estimation, value of job amenities, value of productivity

JEL Classification: C35, C78, J31

Suggested Citation

Dupuy, Arnaud and Galichon, Alfred, A Note on the Estimation of Job Amenities and Labor Productivity. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10900, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3029770

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Alfred Galichon

NYU, Department of Economics and Courant Institute ( email )

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