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Hysteresis vs. natural rate of unemployment in Brazil and Chile

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  • Fabio Gomes
  • Cleomar Gomes da Silva

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This article examines the hysteresis hypothesis in the unemployment rates of Brazil and Chile using an LM unit root test with two endogenous breaks. The phenomenon is confirmed for both countries. However, the hysteresis hypothesis is able to account for only a small part of the unemployment evolution.

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  • Fabio Gomes & Cleomar Gomes da Silva, 2007. "Hysteresis vs. natural rate of unemployment in Brazil and Chile," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(1), pages 53-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2007:i:1:p:53-56
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850600675450
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    1. Juan José Echavarría & Enrique López & Sergio Ocampo, 2011. "Choques, instituciones laborales y desempleo en Colombia," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 29(66), pages 128-173, Diciembre.

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