Department of Economics and Business Economics

Estimating equilibrium effects of job search assistance

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  • Pieter Gautier, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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  • Paul Muller, Göteborgs Universitet
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  • Bas van der Klaauw, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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  • Michael Rosholm
  • Michael Svarer

Identifying policy-relevant treatment effects from randomized experiments requires the absence of spillovers between participants and nonparticipants (SUTVA) or variation in observed treatment levels. We find that SUTVA is violated for a Danish activation program for unemployed workers. Using a difference-in-differences model, we show that nonparticipants in the experiment regions find jobs more slowly after the introduction of the program than workers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Labor Economics
Volume36
Issue4
Pages (from-to)1073-1125
Number of pages53
ISSN0734-306X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

    Research areas

  • ACTIVATION PROGRAM, EDUCATION, EXTERNALITIES, IMPACT, LABOR-MARKET POLICIES, MODEL, RANDOMIZED EXPERIMENT, SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, TIME, UNEMPLOYMENT

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