The Cost of Job Loss and the "New" Phillips Curve
Economists have two standard explanations for the absence of substantial nominal wage pressures in the current macroeconomic climate. The first, and more traditional, view asserts that the NAIRU has drifted downward over the last decade, while the second posits the establishment of a "new paradigm." In this paper, we describe and evaluate a third, and perhaps simpler, explanation--that a stable Phillips-consistent relationship still exists for a different measure of labor market slack, the normalized cost of job loss.
Volume (Year): 28 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
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