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Job Search and Hiring in Local Labor Markets: Evidence on Spillovers in Regional Matching Functions

Haller, Peter ; Heuermann, Daniel F.


In this paper we take a fresh look at the job matching process within local labor markets in Germany. Drawing on smaller geographic units than the previous literature, we estimate regional matching functions on NUTS 3 level for the years 2000 to 2010. The elasticity between matches and unemployment ranges between 0.4 and 0.5 with 75% of this effect being driven by the impact that unemployment has ...


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