We analyze the implications of multiple applications by job seekers for the micro-foundations of the aggregate matching function. We emphasize a coordination failure caused by multiple applications that has not been previously considered, namely, that firms can waste time and effort processing an applicant who is ultimately hired by another firm.

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Keywords matching, search
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/6846
Albrecht, J.W., Gautier, P.A., & Vroman, S.B.. (2001). Matching with Multiple Applications (No. TI 01-080/3). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/6846