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Business Cycles in the Equilibrium Model of Labor Search and Self-Insurance

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  • Makoto Nakajima

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    (Department of Economics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

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This paper studies the cyclical properties the standard Mortensen-Pissarides model of labor search and matching embedded in the real business cycles model with capital, risk-averse agents, and lack of private insurance against unemployment risk. The model enables a direct comparison between the business cycle implications of the model and the U.S. aggregate data. It is found that the model with Nash bargaining wage setting rule fails to replicate the volatility of unemployment and vacancies observed in data, as shown in Shimer(2005) using the model without capital

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Paper provided by Society for Computational Economics in its series Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 with number 426.

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Date of creation: 04 Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:sce:scecfa:426

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Keywords: Business Cycles; Labor markets Search Matching;

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