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Capital Mobility and Unemployment Dynamics: Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries

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  • Giovanna Vallanti

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We use a panel of 20 OECD countries over a 30-year period to estimate the implications of international capital mobility for unemployment. We find that the increase in capital flows since the mid1980s has contributed to an amplification of the impulse response of unemployment to country-specific shocks and to a fall in the persistence of unemployment in response to the same shocks.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp0684.

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Keywords: unemployment persistence; unemployment volatility; international capital flows; OECD countries;

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  1. Costas Azariadis & Christopher Pissarides, 2007. "Unemployment dynamics with international capital mobility," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 2476, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  2. Roberto ESPOSTI, 2007. "On the Decline of Agriculture. Evidence from Italian Regions in the Post-WWII Period," Working Papers 300, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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