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Economic Change and Restructuring

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 255–275 | Cite as

(In)Efficiency of matching: the case of a post-transition economy

  • Joanna TyrowiczEmail author
  • Tomasz Jeruzalski
Article

Abstract

The aim of this paper is twofold. First, we provide estimates of the evolution in matching efficiencies in Poland, demonstrating decrease in estimated efficiency scores. These trends are accompanied by decreasing outputs in the matching function, as well as the lowering of the elasticities. Second, we relate the estimated efficiency scores to the use of active labour market measures. We find that job brokering intensity is conducive to matching efficiency, but active labour market policies coverage in general is not.

Keywords

Matching efficiency Poland Active labour market policies 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are extremely grateful to Jan Svejnar, as well as participants of AIEL 2010, EALE 2010 and EACES 2010 conferences as well as seminars at the University of Warsaw, Institute for Social Studies in Rotterdam and National Bank of Poland for valuable comments. Last but not least, two anonymous referees provided constructive remarks, for which we are grateful. Part of the research has been performed while Joanna Tyrowicz has been a visiting researcher at IZA, Bonn and Columbia University, New York whose support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Bank of Poland, Rimini Center for Economic Analysis WarsawUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.University of WarsawWarsawPoland

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