What are the costs and benefits associated with privacy? How much disclosure of personal information is desirable? This paper investigates the privacy trade-off in a setting of job applications. The paper develops a model that shows how privacy protection affects the profits of an employing firm. The main finding of the model is that there is a positive relationship between the productivity of job applicants and the optimal level of privacy protection.

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Thesis Advisor Crutzen, B.S.Y.
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/49441
Series Economics
Huang, S.H. (2019, August 7). The Optimal Level of Privacy Protection in Job Applications. Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/49441