The speed of employer learning and job market signalling revisited

Steffen Habermalz*

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This article discusses the claim made by Altonji and Pierret (AP) (1997) and Lange (2007) that a high Speed of Employer Learning (SEL) indicates a low value of Job Market Signalling (JMS). It is first discussed intuitively in the light of Spencés original model and then evaluated in a simple extension of a model developed by AP (1997). The analysis provided indicates that, if Employer Learning (EL) is incomplete, a high SEL is not necessarily indicative of a low value of JMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - May 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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