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Applied Microeconomics Lunch Seminar

When: Thursday, June 1, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Kellogg Global Hub, 3301, 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mariya Acherkan  

Group: Department of Economics: Applied Microeconomics Lunch

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Presenter: Halefom Nigus

Title: Leveraging technology to improve youth employment in Ethiopia

Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of three labor market interventions on youth's job search behavior, labor market beliefs, and employment outcomes using a randomized control trial. First, it aims to examine the impact of providing job seekers with access to job vacancy information, with the aid of a job aggregator website, on their job search behavior and employment. Second, the study will investigate the impact of helping job seekers signal their skills to prospective employers by certifying their cognitive \& non-cognitive skills, which are hard to observe for employers, on job seekers' employment prospects. Finally, this study aims to gauge the impact of rectifying job seekers' beliefs by providing actual labor market information on their labor market outcomes. The intervention targets unemployed university graduates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To this end, the study will leverage HahuJobs' technological setup. 

Speaker:  Ludovica Mosillo

Title: TBA

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