The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics
Editor-in-Chief: Schipper, Burkhard
Ed. by Fong, Yuk-fai / Peeters, Ronald / Puzzello , Daniela / Rivas, Javier / Wenzelburger, Jan
2 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.220
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.328
CiteScore 2017: 0.28
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.181
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.459
Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) 2017: 0.09
This paper develops and explores signaling in the market for education based on imperfectly observed heterogeneity in the returns to education rather than heterogeneity in costs. Workers of heterogeneous abilities face the same costs of education, yet the productivity gain from education is higher for more able workers, and employers' observations of productivity are noisy. The paper presents the necessary and sufficient condition replacing the single crossing property in this context, proves that no separating equilibrium exists, and analyzes the mixed strategy equilibrium to produce some new results due to the presence of strategic complementarities.
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