Matching Frictions

Leveraging Employment Agencies to Reduce Search Frictions for Firms

We collect hiring data from 799 private formal firms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and leverage employment agencies to help firms match with more college-educated applicants.

Research Note
29 Feb 2024

Search Frictions, Belief Formation, and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

How do search frictions affect firm hiring decisions? We conduct a randomized control trial among 799 private firms with an active job vacancy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Working Paper
20 Feb 2024