September 2015

IZA DP No. 9366: Quit Turnover and the Business Cycle: A Survey

published in: Saridakis, G.; Cooper, C. (eds.) Research Handbook on Employee Turnover, Chapter 13, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2016.

The focus of this chapter is to consider new developments in the search and matching literature where wages, quit turnover and unemployment are endogenously determined in economies with aggregate shocks. The aim of the discussion is not only to highlight possible market failures but also to explain how on-the-job search and employee turnover fundamentally affect our understanding of fluctuations in aggregate employment.