Hysteresis in Unemployment:Evidence from Latin America
AbstractThis paper tests the hysteresis hypothesis in unemployment for 13 Latin American countries covering the period 1980-2005. The tests exploit the time series and the cross sectional variation of the series, and allows for cross section dependence and a different number of endogenously determined structural breakpoints. The findings give support to the hysteric dynamic hypothesis for the majority of the countries analyzed. The implications of the results have ramifications regarding macro-stabilization, structural reform, and the design of social safety protection.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) in its series OVE Working Papers with number 0408.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Unemployment hysteresis; unit root test; panel unit root test; cross-section dependence.;
Other versions of this item:
- Matias Mednik & Cesar M. Rodriguez & Inder J. Ruprah, 2012. "Hysteresis in unemployment: Evidence from Latin America," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(4), pages 448-466, 05.
- Matias Mednik & César Rodríguez & Inder J. Ruprah, 2008. "Hysteresis in Unemployment: Evidence from Latin America," IDB Publications 24498, Inter-American Development Bank.
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2008-06-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2008-06-21 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAM-2008-06-21 (Central & South America)
- NEP-MAC-2008-06-21 (Macroeconomics)
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