Working Papers

September 2006, No. 06-8

Technical Appendix for "Frictional Wage Dispersion in Search Models: A Quantitative Assessment"

Andreas Hornstein, Per Krusell and Giovanni L. Violante

In this Technical Appendix to Hornstein, Krusell, and Violante (2006) (HKV, 2006, hereafter) we provide a detailed characterization of the search model with (1) wage shocks during employment and (2) on-the-job search outlined in Sections 6 and 7 of that paper, and we derive all of the results that are only stated in HKV (2006). In particular, we derive the expressions for our preferred measure of frictional wage inequality: the ratio of average wages to the reservation wage, or, the `mean-min' wage ratio.

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