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On the evidence of non-linear structure in Canadian unemployment

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  • Ossama Mikhail
  • Curtis Eberwein
  • Jagdish Handa

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This study focuses on and examines the empirical evidence of non-linearity in aggregate Canadian unemployment. Contrary to the conclusion reached in many studies, and using a corrected for bias simple non-parametric test (SNT), the null hypothesis of a linear structure for Canadian unemployment is rejected.

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  • Ossama Mikhail & Curtis Eberwein & Jagdish Handa, 2005. "On the evidence of non-linear structure in Canadian unemployment," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(2), pages 101-104.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:2:p:101-104
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000314325
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    1. Elena Olmedo, 2014. "Forecasting Spanish Unemployment Using Near Neighbour and Neural Net Techniques," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 43(2), pages 183-197, February.
    2. Magnus Gustavsson & Par Osterholm, 2006. "Hysteresis and non-linearities in unemployment rates," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(9), pages 545-548.

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    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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