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Shocks and institutions in a job matching model
Haefke, Christian
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
This paper explains the divergent behavior of European an US unemploymentrates using a job market matching model of the labor market with aninteraction between shocks an institutions. It shows that a reduction inTF growth rates, an increase in real interest rates, and an increase intax rates leads to a permanent increase in unemployment rates when thereplacement rates or initial tax rates are high, while no increase inunemployment occurs when institutions are "employment friendly". The paperalso shows that an increase in turbulence, modelle as an increase probabilityof skill loss, is not a robust explanation for the European unemploymentpuzzle in the context of a matching model with both endogenous job creationand job estruction.
2005-09-15
Macroeconomics and International Economics
job matching model
unemployment
unemployment benefits
turbulence
tfp slowdown
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