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Wage Regimes, Accumulation and Finance Constraints: Keynesian Unemployment Revisited

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  • Francesco Saraceno

    (Observatoire Francais des Conjunctures Economiques & Columbia University)

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This paper presents a sequential model suited to analyze transitions between equilibria. Disequilibrium dynamics are obtained from a standard monopolistic competition model, by introducing a sequential structure and reasonable hypotheses about technology, finance constraints, expectation formation, and the wage setting mechanism. The response to shocks crucially depends on the institutional features of the economy, and on the monetary policy stance. In particular, some degree of wage stickiness proves necessary to avoid explosive paths. This feature of the model makes it a good candidate for the reappraisal of Keynes’ arguments on wages and unemployment.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0311007.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 13 Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0311007

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Keywords: Disequilibrium; Keynesian Economics; Fix Price Models; Time to Build;

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  1. Wages and Unemployment
    by Francesco Saraceno in Sparse Thoughts of a Gloomy European Economist on 2012-06-01 14:06:43
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  1. Mario Amendola & Jean-Luc Gaffard & Francesco Saraceno, 2001. "Wage Flexibility and Unemployment: The Keynesian Perspective Revisited," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2001-02, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
  2. Jean-Paul Fitoussi & Eloi Laurent, 2008. "North by Northwest: What’s Wrong with the French Model and How Can the Nordic Model Help," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2008-18, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
  3. Eloi Laurent & Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2009. "Macroeconomic and social policies in the EU 15: the last two decades," Sciences Po publications 2009-21, Sciences Po.
  4. Jean-Luc Gaffard & Francesco Saraceno, 2007. "International Trade and Domestic Distortions: Modelling the Transition Process," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2007-18, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).

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