The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion - ARCHIVED

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In a setting where training or promotion opportunity depend on expected initial ability, the effects of signalling initial skills on wages may last well beyond the period when knowledge of a workers' skill set is fully known. This paper proposes extending recent tests for signalling to better accommodate training differences by using firm-level characteristics and applying these tests to a large sample of MBA and law graduates from different ranked schools.

Issue Number: 2006236
Author(s): Heisz, Andrew; Oreopoulos, Philip
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PDFJanuary 5, 2006