Learning in Labour Markets

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Michael Waldman, Charles H. Dyson Professor in Management and Professor of Economics, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, US

Learning in labour markets is a key feature concerning how labour markets operate. This single volume collection brings together classic and important recent contributions by leading scholars concerning how firms learn about worker abilities and other worker attributes. Topics covered include; theory of symmetric learning, evidence of symmetric learning and evidence from asymmetric learning.

With an original introduction by the editor this volume will serve as a valuable resource for scholars, libraries, and graduate students.

‘Any scholar interested in career patterns of employees in organizations should consult this collection. It combines in one volume a comprehensive collection of seminal articles in economics that analyze the processes of learning about employees‘ talents and its implications for educational choices, promotion decisions and salary structures in firms. It demonstrates how powerful microeconomic analysis has become to help us develop a precise understanding of careers within and across organizations.’
– Dirk Sliwka, University of Cologne, Germany

2017 992 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 122 6 £357.00 £321.30 $540.00 $486.00

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