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Macroeconomic Relaxation: Adjustment Processes of Hierarchical Economic Structures

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  • Hawkins, Raymond
  • Aoki, Masanao

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We show how time-dependent macroeconomic response follows from microeconomic dynamics using linear response theory and a time-correlation formalism. This theory provides a straightforward approach to time-dependent macroeconomic model construction that preserves the heterogeneity and complex dynamics of microeconomic agents. We illustrate this approach by examining the relationship between output and demand as mediated by changes in unemployment, or Okun's law. We also demonstrate that time dependence implies overshooting and how this formalism leads to a natural definition of economic friction. --

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2008-35.

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Keywords: Macroeconomic adjustment process; microeconomic dynamics; aggregation; anelastic relaxation; Okun's law; time-correlation formalism;

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  1. Hiroshi Iyetomi & Yasuhiro Nakayama & Hideaki Aoyama & Yoshi Fujiwara & Yuichi Ikeda & Wataru Souma, 2009. "Fluctuation-Dissipation Theory of Input-Output Interindustrial Correlations," Papers 0912.1985, arXiv.org, revised Nov 2010.

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