Working Paper No. 149

The Replacement of the UV-Curve with a New Measure of Hiring Efficiency


In this paper we show that changes in the position of the UV-Curve do not unambiguously reflect changes in labour market adjustment ability. In fact, the UV-Curve is displaced not only when hiring efficiency changes but also when the volume of hiring changes. To identify changes in hiring efficiency, we should use the relation between either the duration of vacancies and the stock of unemployment or, alternatively, the duration of unemployment and the stock of vacancies. These measures are applied to Swedish data and produce interesting new evidence on the hiring efficiency of the labour market in Sweden.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

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This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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