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Testing the NAIRU Model for the United States

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This paper tests, using U.S. data, the dynamics implied by the NAIRU view of the relationship between inflation and the unemployment rate. The results are somewhat sensitive to the measure of inflation used, but they generally reject the dynamics. An alternative way of thinking about the relationship between inflation and the unemployment rate is suggested. © 2000 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Ray C. Fair, 2000. "Testing the NAIRU Model for the United States," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 82(1), pages 64-71, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:82:y:2000:i:1:p:64-71
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