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'Are you in the right job?': Human Capital Mismatch in the UK

This paper examines a problem of worker misallocation into jobs. A theoretical model, allowing for heterogeneous workers and firms, shows that job search frictions generate mismatch between employees and employers. In the empirical analysis, the …

Impact of 'Eat Out to Help Out' on firm creation

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Product Market Concentration and Productivity in the UK

We measure product market concentration and firm entry in the UK from 1997 to 2018. We document this with administrative data on the population of UK firms from the Business Structure Database (BSD). Our results show that concentration in the UK is …

Unobserved Productivity and Mismatch: Evidence from the British Cohort Study 1970

This paper examines the intersection of unobserved productivity and mismatch in the British labour market. Using the British Cohort Study 1970 (BCS70) data, individual unobserved heterogeneity is measured by the cognitive and non-cognitive skill test …

Female Human Capital Mismatch: An extension for the British Public Sector

This paper looks at the extent of labour market mismatch of public-sector female employees. It contributes to earlier findings for the British labour market by taking into account the endogenous self-selection into jobs. Estimates are based on data …