Successful Employer Search? An Empirical Analysis of Vacancy Duration Using Micro Data
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2007
© The London School of Economics and Political Science 2007
Volume 75, Issue 299, pages 455–480, August 2008
How to Cite
ANDREWS, M. J., BRADLEY, S., STOTT, D. and UPWARD, R. (2008), Successful Employer Search? An Empirical Analysis of Vacancy Duration Using Micro Data. Economica, 75: 455–480. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00619.x
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2007
- Final version received 14 November 2006.
This paper provides the first estimates of the determinants of the duration of employer search in the UK. We model duration until a vacancy is either successfully filled or withdrawn from the market. The econometric techniques deal with multiple vacancies and unobserved heterogeneity (dependent risks), using flexible and parametric baseline hazards. The hazards to filling and withdrawing exhibit negative and positive duration dependence respectively, implying that the conditional probability of successful employer search decreases with duration. We also find that nonmanual vacancies are less likely to fill, consistent with there being skill shortages in the sample period.