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How transferable are workers ’ skills ? : A Structural Estimation of Italian Data

@inproceedings{Colonna2008HowTA,
  title={How transferable are workers ’ skills ? : A Structural Estimation of Italian Data},
  author={F. Colonna},
  year={2008}
}
This paper develops and estimates a simple on-the-job search model with skills accumulation. In our model, contrary to previous works, skills are not fully firm-specific nor general but partially transferable. When a worker experience a job transition from firm A to firm B a fraction τ of the skills are lost where τ depends on some distance between firm A and B. In this framework the interaction between on-the-job search and heterogeneous specificity of skills, endogenously determines both… Expand

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