Have European Unemployment Rates Converged?
AbstractUsing di¤erent unit root statistics and the approach of Tomljanovich and Vogelsang (2002), we test for the existence of stochastic and beta-convergence in the unemployment rates of a set of thirteen European countries. Using quarterly data for the period 1984:1-2005:4, we observe that there has taken place a convergence process in the majority of European unemployment rates. This process has become more intense since 1993.
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Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Unemployment Rate; European Union; Stochastic Convergence and beta-convergence.;
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