IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Unemployment and Capacity Under-Utilisation in a Tobin’s q Model


  • David de la CROIX

    (FNRS & Université Catholique de Louvain)


A dynamic contracting model with endogenous prices, wages and investment is presented. It accounts for capital and labour underutilization at steady state and displays various patterns of unemployment rate and capacity utilization rate co-movements as a function of demand and supply shocks. The main determining elements of unemployment are the unit cost of capital, the intensity of competition in the product market, the magnitude of uncertainty and union characteristics.

Suggested Citation

  • David de la CROIX, 1995. "Unemployment and Capacity Under-Utilisation in a Tobin’s q Model," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 1995041, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvre:1995041

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ctl:louvre:1995041. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sebastien SCHILLINGS). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.