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Asymmetric unemployment rate dynamics in Australia

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  • Gunnar Bårdsen

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    (Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

  • Stan Hurn
  • Zoë McHugh

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The unemployment rate in Australia is modelled as an assymmetric and non-linear function of aggregate demand, productivity, real wages and unemployment benefits. Negative changes in aggregate demand cause the unemployment rate to rise rapidly, while real wage rigidity contributes its to slow adjustment back towards a lower level of unemployment. The model is developed by exploiting recent developments in automated model-selection procedures.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in its series Working Paper Series with number 10810.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jul 2010
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