Credit Frictions and Labor Market Dynamics
AbstractWe outline the case for credit frictions and a demand side aspect to labor market fluctuations. To illustrate the above proposition, we present a simple framework to analyze the joint dependence between a labor search problem in the labor market and a costly state verification problem in the credit market in the presence of price rigidities. Credit market imperfections amplify volatility of labor market variables to both supply and demand shocks, but to a much higher extent to demand shocks under rigid prices. The reason is that demand disturbances provide for a strong incentive to demand-constrained firms to adjust production and thereby labor factor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper / FINESS with number 7.3.
Length: 33 p.
Date of creation: 2009
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Credit and search frictions; unemployment; monetary policy;
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