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Hysteresis in unemployment: empirical evidence from Taiwan's region data based on panel unit root tests

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  • Tsangyao Chang
  • Ming Jing Yang
  • Hui-Chin Liao
  • Chia-Hao Lee

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In this study, we test the hysteresis hypothesis in unemployment for Taiwan's 21 regional data sets using the Levin et al. (2002), Im et al. (2003) and Taylor and Sarno (1998) panel-based unit root tests for the June 1993 to September 2001 period. The results from all three tests provide evidence that based on Taiwan's regional unemployment data the hysteresis hypothesis can justifiably be rejected.

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  • Tsangyao Chang & Ming Jing Yang & Hui-Chin Liao & Chia-Hao Lee, 2007. "Hysteresis in unemployment: empirical evidence from Taiwan's region data based on panel unit root tests," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(10), pages 1335-1340.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:39:y:2007:i:10:p:1335-1340
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840500486516
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    4. Vuyo Pikoko & Andrew Phiri, 2018. "Is there hysteresis in South African unemployment? Evidence form the post-recessionary period," Working Papers 1803, Department of Economics, Nelson Mandela University, revised Jan 2018.
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    8. Melis Tartici, 2015. "A Reinvestigation of the Hysteresis Hypothesis in the OECD Countries," Econometrics Letters, Bilimsel Mektuplar Organizasyonu (Scientific letters), vol. 2(1), pages 22-40.

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