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The Elasticity of Demand for Labour in Australia

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  • Lewis, Philip E T
  • MacDonald, Garry

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The elasticity of demand for labor at the aggregate level is an important parameter for macroeconomic analysis. In particular, policy issues concerning the impact of wage falls on employment and unemployment hinge on the size of this parameter. It is argued in the present paper that previous work on the elasticity of demand for labor in Australia has been unsatisfactory in a number of ways. A new set of estimates is provided that are derived using a better methodology than before. Copyright 2002 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Lewis, Philip E T & MacDonald, Garry, 2002. "The Elasticity of Demand for Labour in Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 78(240), pages 18-30, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:78:y:2002:i:240:p:18-30
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