What Affects Efficiency in Labour Market Matching at Different Territorial Aggregation Levels in Poland?

20 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2019

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Elżbieta Antczak

University of Lodz

Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Robert Pater

University of Information Technology and Management

Date Written: April 2019

Abstract

We analyse efficiency of a labour market matching process at different levels of territorial aggregation and in different time horizons. We apply a stochastic matching frontier to random, job queuing and stock‐flow models. We use data for Poland, a country with highly regionally diversified unemployment. We find that search and matching mechanisms significantly differ with territorial aggregation. Higher efficiency in small regions results from lower frictions. Larger regions enjoy better structural matching if only labour market participants have time to search. Different policy measures should be designed to improve labour market matching efficiency at different regional levels.

Keywords: matching efficiency, matching function, stochastic frontier, territorial aggregation

JEL Classification: C23, J64

Suggested Citation

Antczak, Elżbieta and Gałecka-Burdziak, Ewa and Pater, Robert, What Affects Efficiency in Labour Market Matching at Different Territorial Aggregation Levels in Poland? (April 2019). Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 71, Issue 2, pp. 160-179, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3369159 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boer.12171

Elżbieta Antczak (Contact Author)

University of Lodz ( email )

Ulica Prezydenta Gabriela
Narutowicza 65 str.
Lodz, 90-131
Poland

Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

aleja Niepodleglosci 162
PL-Warsaw, 02-554
Poland

Robert Pater

University of Information Technology and Management ( email )

ul. Sucharskiego 2
Rzeszów, 35-225
Poland

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