Macroeconomic Relaxation: Adjustment Processes of Hierarchical Economic Structures
AbstractWe 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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Macroeconomic adjustment process; microeconomic dynamics; aggregation; anelastic relaxation; Okun's law; time-correlation formalism;
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- Aoki, Masanao & Hawkins, Raymond, 2009. "Macroeconomic Relaxation: Adjustment Processes of Hierarchical Economic Structures," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 3(17), pages 1-21.
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
- D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
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