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Exchange Rate Volatility Effects on the German Labour Market: A Survey of Recent Results and Extensions

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  • Buscher, Herbert

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    (IWH Halle)

  • Mueller, Claudia

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    In this paper, a survey on theoretically expected and empirically proved impacts of exchange rate volatility is given. With regard to the West German unemployment, the effects of volatility are empirically analyzed using three different volatility measures and four country groups. In autoregressive models, a significant disturbing impact of volatility can be found with annual data as well as with monthly data for the whole period. While this impact does not differ for the three volatility measures, it is, however, less strong when using the monthly data. Differentiating for different subperiods by use of the monthly data, the reported impact is stronger for relatively stable periods and country groups. When isolating the cyclical component of the unemployment rate, it can be demonstrated that the whole reported impact solely affects this component. In a dynamic Okun-type relation, an additional significant impact of volatility, however, cannot be proved for all subperiods.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 37.

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    Length: 44 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp37

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    Keywords: European Monetary Union; exchange rate volatility; Okun's law; West German labour market;

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    1. Müller, Claudia & Buscher, Herbert S., 1999. "The impact of monetary instruments on shock absorption in EU-Countries," ZEW Discussion Papers 99-15, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Ansgar Belke & Ralph Setzer, 2004. "Contagion, Herding and Exchange Rate Instability - A Survey," Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim 234/2004, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
    3. Puhani, Patrick A., 1999. "Labour mobility - an adjustment mechanism in Euroland? Empirical evidence for Western Germany, France and Italy," ZEW Discussion Papers 99-47, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    4. Puhani, Patrick A., 1999. "Labour Mobility - An Adjustment Mechanism in Euroland?," IZA Discussion Papers 34, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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