Directing job search: results from large scale experiments
Speaker(s)Luc Behaghel (Paris School of Economics, France)
Date and time
June 14, 2022
16:00 - 17:00
Luc Bahaghel wrote this paper in collaboration with Sofia Dromundo, Marc Gurgand, Yagan Hazard and Thomas Zuber.Please send an email to Nadine Ketel or Paul Muller if you are interested to participate in this seminar (series)
Abstract: We analyze the employment effects of directing job seekers' applications towards establishments likely to recruit, building upon an existing Internet platform developed by the French public employment service. Our two-sided randomization design, with about 1.2 million job seekers and 100,000 establishments, allows to precisely estimate supply- and demand-side effects. We find a 2% increase in job finding rates among women, while establishments advertised on the website increase their hiring on indefinite duration contracts by 3%.