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Policy matters. The long run effects of aggregate demand and mark-up shocks on the Italian unemployment rate

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  • Luca Gambetti

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  • Barbara Pistoresi

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This paper estimates a VAR including labor productivity, real wage and unemployment rate, to identify the dynamic effects of technology, demand, and mark-up shocks, respectively, on the Italian labor market. Identification is achieved by imposing recursive restrictions on the matrix of long run multipliers. Our results show that both mark up and aggregate demand shocks permanently reduce the unemployment rate. Finally, technology shocks do not significantly affect the unemployment rate in the long run. These findings convey important policy implications: expansionary aggregate demand and deregulation policies reducing the mark up permanently decrease the Italian unemployment rate. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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  • Luca Gambetti & Barbara Pistoresi, 2004. "Policy matters. The long run effects of aggregate demand and mark-up shocks on the Italian unemployment rate," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 209-226, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:29:y:2004:i:2:p:209-226
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-003-0159-3
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    1. Holmlund, Bertil & Alexius, Annika, 2008. "Monetary Policy and Swedish Unemployment Fluctuations," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 2, pages 1-25.
    2. Andrea Vaona, 2015. "Anomalous empirical evidence on money long-run super-neutrality and the vertical long-run Phillips curve," Working Papers 17/2015, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
    3. Tafirenyika Sunde & Olusegun A. Akanbi, 2016. "Sources of unemployment in Namibia: an application of the structural VAR approach," International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 8(2), pages 125-143.

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