Join Robert Miller for this event, which is part of the Applied Economics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2023
15:00 - 16:30
Economics Common Room 5B.307
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Applied Economics Research Seminar Series
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Join us for this weeks Applied Economics Research Seminar, Autumn Term 2023.
Robert Miller, from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, will present this seminar on An empirical model of matching job applicants to vacancies.
This paper uses data from a large firm on all job applications and labor market outcomes within the firm over a 5 year period. The data shows African Americans and women engage in more overt job search activity within the organization than Caucasian males, attain shorter tenure on each job, and experience slower wage growth. In addition African Americans are less likely to be interviewed for a position, but conditional on being interviewed, are just as likely to be.hired. Both females and African Americans are more likely to voluntarily withdraw their applications. To explain these empirical patterns, we are developing and estimating a two sided search and matching model, in which positions become vacant when the current occupant of the job leaves, the firm begins a search process by advertising the position, and workers employed both inside and outside the organization apply for the newly vacated position. Employees with differing objectives cull applicants in a multistage hiring process that leads the stakeholders to become more informed about the potential job matches.
The seminar will begin with a presentation and will end with a Q and A session.
It will be held in the Economics Common Room at 2pm on Thursday 29th September. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.
This event is part of the Applied Economics Research Seminar Series.