Credit constraints and persistence of unemployment
AbstractIn this paper, we argue that credit market imperfections impact not only the level of unemployment, but also its persistence. For this purpose, we first develop a theoretical model based on the equilibrium matching framework of Mortensen and Pissarides (1999) and Pissarides (2000) where we introduce credit constraints. We show these credit constraints not only increase steady-state unemployment, but also slow down the transitional dynamics. We then provide an empirical illustration based on a country panel dataset of 19 OECD countries. Our results suggest that credit market imperfections would significantly increase the persistence of unemployment.
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Date of creation: May 2009
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Credit markets; labor markets; unemployment; credit constraints; search frictions.;
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- J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
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- Credit markets and the persistence of unemployment
by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2009-07-27 14:26:00
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