The Vacancy Posting and Hiring Behaviour of Austrian Firms. What are the Impacts of the Business Cycles, Immigration, and
Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte (in Arbeit)
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Mit finanzieller Unterstützung von: Jubiläumsfonds der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank
While the workers' side has received a lot of attention in the labour market matching process, much less is known about search
and recruiting decisions by employers. In this project, we study the impact of firms on unemployment by investigating firms'
vacancy posting and hiring decisions. We use data on vacancy postings together with employer-employee records from Austria
to study factors that might affect vacancy posting and hiring. First, we document variation in vacancies and hiring over the
business cycle to find out which types of firms strongly reduce hiring during recessions and which types of workers they hire
in boom times. Second, we exploit a shock in labour supply due to increased immigration from Central and Eastern European
countries after the expansion of the European Union. Third, we study the interaction of public policies and search technologies
with firms' hiring decisions.
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit