Unemployment and Growth in the Long Run: An Efficiency-Wage Model with Optimal Savings
AbstractAn efficiency-wage model of steady-state equilibrium with labor-augmenting technical progress is developed to explore the long-run relationship between unemployment and growth. The rate of productivity growth is either specified exogenously or determined endogenously. In both cases, we preserve key results of the Shapiro--Stiglitz efficiency-wage analysis without growth. Our model, however, also yields some striking new results. For instance, an exogenous increase in the growth rate may raise the rate of efficiency-wage unemployment, and a once-for-all rise in the labor force may reduce the unemployment rate in the endogenous-growth case. Copyright Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association
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Volume (Year): 43 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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- R.A. Brecher & Z. Chen & E.U. Choudhri, 1997. "Unemployment and Growth in the Long Run: An Efficiency-Wage Model with Optimal Savings," Carleton Economic Papers 00-01, Carleton University, Department of Economics, revised May 1999.
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- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
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