Atlantic Economic Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 386–402

Frontier estimation of changes in Workers' labor market information

  • John Robst
  • Kimmarie Mcgoldrick

DOI: 10.1007/BF02298348

Cite this article as:
Robst, J. & Mcgoldrick, K. Atlantic Economic Journal (1997) 25: 386. doi:10.1007/BF02298348


This paper uses search theory to analyze the association between worker characteristics and changes in workers' labor market information across time. A number of hypotheses concerning who will invest in more information over time are derived from search theory and tested. Stochastic frontier estimation techniques are used to estimate the workers' information at different points in time. Workers who are searching for a new job, who currently have less information, experience, and tenure, but more education, or who live in counties with low levels of unemployment will have a greater increase in information across time.

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© International Atlantic Economic Society 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Robst
    • 1
  • Kimmarie Mcgoldrick
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York-BinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.University of RichmondUSA