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How Are Product Demand Changes Transmitted to the Labour Market?

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  • Lindbeck, Assar
  • Snower, Dennis J

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In the traditional Keynesian and classical models, the transmission of product demand changes to the labor market generally involves wage-price sluggishness or countercyclical real wage movements. In practice, however, real wages are often acyclical or procyclical, and wages and prices are flexible over periods of several years. This paper examines the main channels whereby product demand can affect employment under these conditions. The analysis suggests that the effectiveness of demand management policies under wage-price flexibility depends significantly on the availability of a limited number of supply-side transmission channels. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Lindbeck, Assar & Snower, Dennis J, 1994. "How Are Product Demand Changes Transmitted to the Labour Market?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 104(423), pages 386-398, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:104:y:1994:i:423:p:386-98
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    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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