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Bubbles and unemployment in an endogenous growth model

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  • Ken-ichi Hashimoto
  • Ryonghun Im

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We construct a continuous-time overlapping-generations model with labour market frictions to examine the relationships among unemployment, asset bubbles, and economic growth. We show that the existence of asset bubbles is contingent upon the unemployment rate: a bubble (non-bubble) regime arises in equilibrium when unemployment is relative low (high). Our framework focuses on the boom and bust of asset bubbles caused by changes in fundamental variables, not a stochastic probability. Then, as labour market frictions generate a negative relationship between the unemployment rate and economic growth, we find that the bubble regime exhibits a higher growth rate than the non-bubble regime. Furthermore, we show that policy or parameter changes that have a positive influence on the labour market shift the economy from a non-bubble regime to a bubble regime.

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  • Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Ryonghun Im, 2016. "Bubbles and unemployment in an endogenous growth model," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 68(4), pages 1084-1106.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:68:y:2016:i:4:p:1084-1106.
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    1. Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Ryonghun Im, 2016. "Asset bubbles, labor market frictions, and R&D-based growth," Discussion Papers 1642, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
    2. Takuma Kunieda & Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Ryonghun Im, 2017. "Asset Bubbles, Unemployment, and a Financial Crisis," Discussion Paper Series 156, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised Feb 2017.

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    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O42 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Monetary Growth Models

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