Search Theory and Unemployment

  • Stephen A. Woodbury
  • Carl Davidson

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carl Davidson, Stephen A. Woodbury
    Pages 1-15
  3. Dan A. Black, Mark A. Loewenstein
    Pages 45-68
  4. José J. Canals, Steven Stern
    Pages 93-129
  5. Theresa J. Devine
    Pages 155-176
  6. Carl Davidson, Stephen Woodbury
    Pages 177-213
  7. Bruce C. Fallick, William L. Wascher
    Pages 215-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-241

About this book


Search Theory and Unemployment contains nine chapters that survey and extend the theory of job search and its application to the problem of unemployment. The volume ranges from surveys of job search theory that take microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives to original theoretical contributions which focus on the externalities arising from non-sequential search and search under imperfect information. It includes a clear and authoritative survey of econometric methods that have been developed to estimate models of job search, as well as two lucid contributions to the empirical search literature. Finally, it includes a study that reviews and extends the literature on optimal unemployment insurance and concludes with an appraisal of the influence of search theory on the thinking of macroeconomic policymakers.


Employment Job Destruction Macroeconomics labor market unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen A. Woodbury
    • 1
  • Carl Davidson
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4003-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0235-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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