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A Note on Instability and Indeterminacy in Search and Matching Models

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  • Thomas Lubik
  • Michael Krause

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We demonstrate the possibility of indeterminacy and non-existence of equilibrium dynamics in a standard business cycle model with search and matching frictions in the labor market. Our results arise for empirically plausible parametrizations and do not rely upon a mechanism such as increasing returns.

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Paper provided by The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number 518.

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Cited by:
  1. Faia, Ester, 2007. "Ramsey monetary policy with labour market frictions," Working Paper Series 0707, European Central Bank.
  2. Faia, Ester, 2006. "Optimal monetary policy rules with labor market frictions," Working Paper Series 0698, European Central Bank.
  3. Mewael F. Tesfaselassie & Eric Schaling, 2009. "On Determinacy and Learnability in a New Keynesian Model with Unemployment," Kiel Working Papers 1506, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  4. Ernst, Ekkehard & Semmler, Willi, 2010. "Global dynamics in a model with search and matching in labor and capital markets," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 1651-1679, September.
  5. Takushi Kurozumi & Willem Van Zandweghe, 2008. "Labor market search and interest rate policy," Research Working Paper RWP 08-03, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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