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Search Frictions On Product And Labor Markets: Money In The Matching Function

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  • Lehmann, Etienne
  • Van Der Linden, Bruno

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This paper builds a macroeconomic model of equilibrium unemployment in which firms persistently face difficulties in selling their production and this affects their decisions to create jobs. Due to search-frictions on the product market, equilibrium unemployment is a U-shaped function of the ratio of total demand to total supply on this market. When prices are at their Competitive Search Equilibrium values, the unemployment rate is minimized. Yet, the Competitive Search Equilibrium is not efficient. Inflation is detrimental to unemployment.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
Issue (Month): 01 (February)
Pages: 56-92

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Handle: RePEc:cup:macdyn:v:14:y:2010:i:01:p:56-92_08

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  1. Pascal Michaillat & Emmanuel Saez, 2013. "A Model of Aggregate Demand and Unemployment," NBER Working Papers 18826, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Etienne Wasmer, 2011. "A steady-state model of a non-walrasian economy with three imperfect markets," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/5l6uh8ogmqi, Sciences Po.
  3. Lehmann, Etienne & Van der Linden, Bruno, 2007. "Search Frictions on Product and Labor Markets: Money in the Matching Function," IZA Discussion Papers 2718, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/5l6uh8ogmqildh09h481p4obg is not listed on IDEAS
  5. Gabriele CARDULLO, 2009. "The Distributive and Welfare Effects of Product and Labour Market Deregulation," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2009007, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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