Job Matching and the Slovak Labour Market

Market Economy, Competition and Competitiveness, Szczecin: University of Szczecin, Microeconomics Department, 2005

20 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2012

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Jana Kubicova

University of Economics in Bratislava

Bruno S. Sergi

University of Messina

Date Written: June 5, 2005

Abstract

This papser assesses labour markets and unemployment in Slovakia over the period 1994-2004. To interpret labor markets´ performance and design effecitve government policies, the economic literature drew on practical tools of analysis, such as Beveridge´s curve and the Okun Law. Using two approaches as well as regression analysis to test for cyclical responsiveness of unemployment in Slovakia, the paper detects unemployment in the policy restructuring of the economy rather than in economic cycles.

Keywords: transition economics, the Beveridge curve, the Okun Law, cyclical and structural unemployment, matching function

JEL Classification: E24, E62, J18, J64

Suggested Citation

Kubicova, Jana and Sergi, Bruno S., Job Matching and the Slovak Labour Market (June 5, 2005). Market Economy, Competition and Competitiveness, Szczecin: University of Szczecin, Microeconomics Department, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165957

Jana Kubicova (Contact Author)

University of Economics in Bratislava ( email )

Dolnozemská cesta 1
Bratislava, 852 35
Slovakia

Bruno S. Sergi

University of Messina ( email )

Facolta di Scienze Politiche
Via Tommaso Cannizzaro, 9
Sant'Agara-Messina, 98122
Italy

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