Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Asplund, Rita
Organisation The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Project title Promotions, Wages, and Worker Mobility across Firms
Decision No. 310229
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 452 013
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Project description
We go beyond the prior literature on career and wage dynamics by studying the interplay between within-firm careers and job mobility, which is an important open question in the field of personnel economics. In the first part of the project, we analyse the interplay between within-firm careers and job mobility in two complementary ways. First, we extend a work-horse career model to include endogenous across-firm mobility by adding match-specific productivity shocks. Second, we extend the recent models of occupational mobility to include career development. In both of these approaches, we use firm-level productivity shock to generate job mobility. In the second part of the project, we develop and test new methods to distinguish empirically between the competing theoretical models of promotions. In our earlier work we have shown how to distinguish a particular class of promotion models from others. Now we extend that framework to cover a new and important class of models.