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The estimation of asymmetric adjustment costs for the number of workers and working hours - empirical evidence from Japanese industry data

  • Kenji Azetsu
  • Mototsugu Fukushige

Using monthly data on Japanese industries, we estimate a model of dynamic labour demand that incorporates adjustment costs for hiring and firing workers, and for changing working hours.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
Pages: 995-998

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