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Growth Models with Exogenous Saving Rates, Unemployment and Wage Inertia

  • Xavier Raurich (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Valeri Sorolla (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce a noncompetitive labor market and unemployment into the growth models with exogenous saving rates found in economic growth textbooks (SalaiMartin, 2000; Barro and SalaiMartin, 2003; Romer, 2006). We first derive a general framework with a neoclassical production function to analyze the relationship between growth and employment. We use this framework to study the joint dynamics of growth and employment when different wage setting rules are considered

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 287.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2012287
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