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Fahr, René; Sunde, Uwe (2005): Job and vacancy competition in empirical matching functions. In: Labour Economics, Vol. 12, No. 6: pp. 773-780
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We investigate job competition among job seekers and vacancy competition among firms extending the job competition model proposed by Anderson and Burgess (Anderson, P.M., Burgess, S.M., 2000. Empirical matching functions: Estimation and interpretation using state level data. Review of Economics and Statistics 82, p. 90-102). Our results for data from West Germany provide evidence for both phenomena, thereby extending and qualifying previous insights.