Do the Long-term Unemployed Benefit from Automated Occupational Advice during Online Job Search?

with Michèle Belot and Paul Muller.

In a randomized field experiment, we provide personalized suggestions about suitable alternative occupations to long-term unemployed job seekers in the UK. Effects on the primary pre-registered outcomes of “finding a stable job” and “reaching a cumulative earnings threshold” are positive, are significant among those who searched at least once, and are more pronounced for those who are longer unemployed.

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