Computations in Science Seminars
Mar 2017
29
Wed 12:15
Ioana Marinescu, University of Chicago
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Host: Daniel Holz ()
Organizer: Delphine Coursault ()
Mismatch in the labor market

Could we significantly reduce U.S. unemployment by helping job seekers move closer to jobs? Using data from the leading employment board CareerBuilder.com, we show that, indeed, workers dislike applying to distant jobs: job seekers are 35% less likely to apply to a job 10 miles away from their ZIP code of residence. However, because job seekers are close enough to vacancies on average, this distaste for distance is fairly inconsequential: our search and matching model predicts that relocating job seekers to minimize unemployment would decrease unemployment by only 5.3%. Geographic mismatch is thus a minor driver of aggregate unemployment. We will discuss how we have measured mismatch more broadly, including the skills dimension. Finally, we will discuss the National Center for Opportunity Engineering and Analysis, and how we may build a recommendation engine linking education, skills and career opportunities.

Apr 2017
5
Wed 12:15
Massimo Vergassola, University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
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Host: William Irvine ()
Organizer: Yuval Yifat ()
Apr 2017
12
Wed 12:15
Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago
Apr 2017
19
Wed 12:15
Anette Hosoi, MIT
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Host: William Irvine ()
Apr 2017
26
Wed 12:15
Lenka Zdeborova, CNRS & CEA, Saclay, France
Host: Arvind Murugan ()
May 2017
3
Wed 12:15
OPEN
May 2017
10
Wed 12:15
OPEN
May 2017
17
Wed 12:15
Jeremy England, MIT
Host: Arvind Murugan ()
May 2017
24
Wed 12:15
Stuart Rowan, The University of Chicago
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May 2017
31
Wed 12:15
OPEN