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How do technical change and technological distance influence the size of the Okun’s Law coefficient?

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  • Roger, Perman
  • Jean-Philippe, Boussemart
  • Walter, Briec
  • Christophe, Tavéra

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How does technical change influence the size of the Okun’s Law coefficient? Using a nonlinear version of Okun’s Law augmented with technical change and technological distance, we show that the impact of output movements on unemployment variations is influenced by the imitation or innovation origins of technical change

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Paper provided by Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) in its series SIRE Discussion Papers with number 2013-60.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:edn:sirdps:487

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Keywords: Okun’s Law; Technological frontier; Technical change; Nonlinear model;

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