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On the Dynamics of Unemployment in a Developing Economy: Colombia

  • Ana María Iregui

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  • Jesús Otero

This paper estimates an asymmetric error correction model to analyse the dynamic behaviour of the Colombian unemployment rate. We find evidence that wages above their long- run equilibrium level do increase unemployment, but wages below this level do not reduce it.

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