University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson
Personnel economics, Gender and labor markets, Internet job search and matching
English - Native speaker
Print, Digital, Radio
Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to Industry Canada, and to Human Resources and Skill Development Canada
Professor of Economics, McMaster University; Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario, Canada
PhD Economics, Harvard University, 1983
“Gender discrimination in job ads: Evidence from China.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 128:1 (2013): 287-336 (with K. Shen).
“The effects of lottery prizes on winners and their neighbors: Evidence from the Dutch postcode lottery.” American Economic Review 101:5 (2011): 2226-2247 (with P. Kooreman, A. Soetevent, and A. Kapteyn).
“Internet job search and unemployment durations.” American Economic Review 94:1 (2004): 218–232 (with M. Skuterud).
“Leadership skills and wages.” Journal of Labor Economics 23:3 (2005): 395–436 (with C. Weinberger).
“A theory of holdouts in wage bargaining.” American Economic Review 88 (June 1998): 428–449 (with W. Gu).
The internet as a labor market matchmaker
How effective are online methods of worker recruitment and job search?Peter J. Kuhn, May 2014Since the internet’s earliest days, firms and workers have used various online methods to advertise and find jobs. Until recently there has been little evidence that any internet-based tool has had a measurable effect on job search or recruitment outcomes. However, recent studies, and the growing use of social networking as a business tool, suggest workers and firms are at last developing ways to use the internet as an effective matchmaking tool. In addition, job boards are also emerging as important for the statistical study of labor markets, yielding useful data for firms, workers, and policymakers.MoreLess