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Do labor market rigidities matter for business cycles? Yes they do

  • Stefano Gnocchi and Evi Pappa

We study whether labor market institutions affect the volatility and correlations of macroeconomic variables for a sample of 20 OECD countries. Labor market rigidities are characterized with a number of indicators

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 411.

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Date of creation: Sep 2015
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Handle: RePEc:bge:wpaper:411
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  1. Gali, Jordi & van Rens, Thijs, 2015. "The Vanishing Procyclicality of Labor Productivity," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1062, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
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  8. Rumler, Fabio & Scharler, Johann, 2009. "Labor market institutions and macroeconomic volatility in a panel of OECD countries," Working Paper Series 1005, European Central Bank.
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  10. Raquel Fonseca & Lise Patureau & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2010. "Business Cycle Comovement and Labor Market Institutions: An Empirical Investigation," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 18(5), pages 865-881, November.
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