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Home | News | Paper by Fellow Paul Muller in Review of Economic Studies
News | October 04, 2019 |

Paper by Fellow Paul Muller in Review of Economic Studies

The paper "Providing Advice to Jobseekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice" co-authored by fellow Paul Muller, has been published in The Review of Economic Studies.

Paper by Fellow Paul Muller in Review of Economic Studies

The paper is joint work with Michèle Belot and Philipp Kircher (both European University Institute and University of Edinburgh).

Abstract

We develop and evaluate experimentally a novel tool that redesigns the job search process by providing tailored advice at low cost. We invited jobseekers to our computer facilities for twelve consecutive weekly sessions to search for real jobs on our web interface. For one-half, instead of relying on their own search criteria, we use readily available labour market data to display relevant alternative occupations and associated jobs. The data indicate that this broadens the set of jobs they consider and increases their job interviews especially for participants who otherwise search narrowly and have been unemployed for a few months.

Read full paper here.