Economics Research Seminar | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Economics Research Seminar

Incomplete Contracts, Unemployment, and Labor Market Segmentation

Please join the Economics Department for a research seminar.  This event is open to all Case faculty, Ph.D. students, economic majors and minors, and those interested in economics research.  Contact Teresa Kabat at or 216.368.4110 for additional information.

This paper provides evidence that two important features of labor markets - the existence of involuntary unemployment, adn the segmentation of markets into firms offering "good" and "bad" job - may have a common underlying cause.  In particular, in the prevalent case that work effort is not verificable, the implicity contracting strategies adopted by firms may simultaneously generate involuntary unemployment, and labor market segmentation.



Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Speaker(s): David Huffman, Swarthmore College
Sponsored by: Economics Department

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