A Cross-Province Comparison of Okun's Coefficient for Canada
AbstractIn this paper, we estimate Okun's coefficients for ten Canadian provinces using real GDP and unemployment rate data across the provinces. We obtain an average estimated Okun's coefficient of -1.58 under the Hodrick-Prescott detrending method and -1.32 under the quadratic detrending method. There is relative stability of the coefficients across the two detrending methods. Generally, the cost of unemployment in terms of the loss in real GDP is higher in the bigger and more industrialized provinces ranging from -2.14 for Ontario to less than -1 for the Maritime provinces.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Victoria in its series Econometrics Working Papers with number 0204.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 11 Sep 2002
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Okun's law; detrending; unit roots; provincial data;
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- NEP-ALL-2002-09-21 (All new papers)
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- Christian Weber & James West, 1996. "Functional form in regression models of Okun's law," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(9), pages 607-609.
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