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Andrea WEBER (Central European University ) – “What can we learn from temporary layoffs and recall hires about firm and worker expectations?”

October 11 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Applied Micro seminar : Every Tuesday
Time: 12:15 pm – 13:30 pm
Date: 11 th of October 2022
Room : 3001

Andrea WEBER (Central European University ) – “What can we learn from temporary layoffs and recall hires about firm and worker expectations?”

Abstract: In this paper we argue that temporary layoffs and recalls reveal
important information on firms’ expectations of business development and
workers’ expectations concerning employment opportunities and wages. We
exploit a match of linked employer employee data and unemployment
records from Austria, which contain information on temporary layoffs and
expected recall dates. We study the type of firms that use temporary
layoffs and examine variation in the layoff size and the share of
temporary layoffs on hiring patterns. On the workers’ side we examine
how their own and their co-workers’ expected recall dates affect search
outcomes.

Organizers:
Benoît SCHMUTZ (Pôle d’économie du CREST)
Roland RATHELOT (Pôle d’économie du CREST)
Sponsors:
CREST