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Labor-market search, welfare ranking and the real wage over the business cycle


  • Chéron, A.
  • Langot, François


This paper considers a particular modification of preferences in a dynamic general equilibrium model with labor-market search that implies, despite the efficient risk-sharing, unemployed workers are worse off. We show that this specific assumption allows to account for the acyclicity of the real wage and its negative correlation with hours.

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  • Chéron, A. & Langot, François, 1999. "Labor-market search, welfare ranking and the real wage over the business cycle," CEPREMAP Working Papers (Couverture Orange) 9902, CEPREMAP.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpm:cepmap:9902

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    1. Hairault, Jean-Olivier & Portier, Franck, 1993. "Money, New-Keynesian macroeconomics and the business cycle," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 37(8), pages 1533-1568, December.
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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation


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