Equilibrium Unemployment: Theory and Measurement in Australia Using the Phillips Curve
AbstractThis paper reviews the measurement of equilibrium unemployment in Australia using the Phillips curve. To provide a theoretical framework through which these measurement exercises can be understood, the theory of equilibrium unemployment based on wage bargaining is also described and reviewed. The paper shows how studies have moved from specifying a unique and constant equilibrium rate of unemployment to specifications which emphasise the influence of unemployment benefits, hysteresis and a range of equilibrium rates of unemployment. Copyright 2002 by The Economic Society of Australia.
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Volume (Year): 78 (2002)
Issue (Month): 243 (December)
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