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Technology Shocks and Employment

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  • Fabrice Collard
  • Harris Dellas

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Recent empirical work has suggested that in response to a positive technology shock employment shows a "persistent decline". We show that the standard, open economy, flexible price model can generate a negative response of employment to a positive technology shock and can also match the negative conditional correlation between productivity and employment quite well if trade elasticities are low. While the model also has good overall properties, it fails to generate sufficient procyclicality in employment. This finding indicates that the RBC model faces a tension between accounting for the negative response of employment to technology shocks and "simultaneously" maintaining that technology shocks are the major source of business cycle fluctuations. Copyright 2007 The Author(s). Journal compilation Royal Economic Society 2007.

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Volume (Year): 117 (2007)
Issue (Month): 523 (October)
Pages: 1436-1459

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  1. Artuç, Erhan & Pourpourides, Panayiotis M., 2012. "R&D and Aggregate Fluctuations," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2012/2, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
  2. Mandelman, Federico S & Zanetti, Francesco, 2010. "Technology shocks, employment and labour market frictions," Bank of England working papers 390, Bank of England.
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