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Land Collateral and Labor Market Dynamics in France

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  • Leo Kaas

    () (University of Konstanz)

  • Patrick Pintus

    () (Aix-Marseille Université (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), CNRS & EHESS)

  • Simon Ray

    () (Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), CNRS & EHESS, and Banque de France.)

Abstract

The value of land in the balance sheet of French firms correlates positively with their hiring and investment flows. To explore the relationship between these variables, we develop a macroeconomic model with firms that are subject to both credit and labor market frictions. The value of collateral is driven by the forward-looking dynamics of the land price, which reacts endogenously to fundamental and non-fundamental (sunspot) shocks. We calibrate the model to French data and find that land price shocks give rise to significant amplification and hump-shaped responses of investment, vacancies and unemployment that are in line with the data. We show that both the endogenous movements in the firm’s discount factor and the sluggish response of the land price are key elements that drive the results.

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  • Leo Kaas & Patrick Pintus & Simon Ray, 2014. "Land Collateral and Labor Market Dynamics in France," AMSE Working Papers 1443, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France, revised Oct 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:aim:wpaimx:1443
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    Keywords

    financial shocks; labor market frictions.;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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