Skills, signals, and employability : An experimental investigation

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PIOPIUNIK, Marc, Guido SCHWERDT, Lisa SIMON, Ludger WOESSMANN, 2020. Skills, signals, and employability : An experimental investigation. In: European Economic Review. Elsevier. 123, 103374. ISSN 0014-2921. eISSN 1873-572X. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103374

@article{Piopiunik2020Skill-47852.2, title={Skills, signals, and employability : An experimental investigation}, year={2020}, doi={10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103374}, volume={123}, issn={0014-2921}, journal={European Economic Review}, author={Piopiunik, Marc and Schwerdt, Guido and Simon, Lisa and Woessmann, Ludger}, note={Article Number: 103374} }

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