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Determinants of Long-Run Unemployment

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  • Haoming Liu

    () (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570)

  • Jinli Zeng

    () (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570)

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of long-run unemployment and growth by extending the endogenous growth model of Howitt and Aghion (1998) to allow for a more general treatment of the labor market in the spirit of Pissarides (1990). We find that (i) both long-run growth and unemployment depend not only on factors that affect long-run growth as identified in endogenous growth models with full employment, but also on certain labor market parameters; (ii) long-run unemployment may rise or fall with growth depending on the model's parameters; and (iii) though government policies that promote growth indirectly through improvement in labor market efficiency always reduce the long-run unemployment rate, policies that directly encourage investment in research and development may increase the unemployment rate.

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  • Haoming Liu & Jinli Zeng, 2008. "Determinants of Long-Run Unemployment," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 74(3), pages 775-793, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:74:3:y:2008:p:775-793
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    Cited by:

    1. Jeremy Schwartz, 2012. "Unemployment Insurance and the Business Cycle: What Adjustments are Needed?," EcoMod2012 3674, EcoMod.
    2. Horst Feldmann, 2013. "Technological unemployment in industrial countries," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 23(5), pages 1099-1126, November.

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    JEL classification:

    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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