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Unemployment and growth: some empirical evidence from structural time series models

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  • V. Anton Muscatelli
  • Patrizio Tirelli

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This study investigates the empirical relationship between unemployment and growth in a number of OECD economies. A structural time series model is used for labour productivity growth to demonstrate that, in most economies, there seems to be a negative correlation between unemployment and labour productivity growth. The results provide little support for the theory that recessions may stimulate productivity growth. The use of a structural time series approach allows an attempt to model the underlying dynamics of productivity growth jointly with the effect of unemployment.

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  • V. Anton Muscatelli & Patrizio Tirelli, 2001. "Unemployment and growth: some empirical evidence from structural time series models," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(8), pages 1083-1088.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:8:p:1083-1088
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840010003276
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