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Disaggregating Okun's law: decomposing the impact of the expenditure components of GDP on euro area unemployment

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  • Anderton, Robert
  • Aranki, Ted
  • Bonthuis, Boele
  • Jarvis, Valerie

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This paper examines the usefulness of the Okun relationship as a JEL Classification: E2, E24, C23

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  • Anderton, Robert & Aranki, Ted & Bonthuis, Boele & Jarvis, Valerie, 2014. "Disaggregating Okun's law: decomposing the impact of the expenditure components of GDP on euro area unemployment," Working Paper Series 1747, European Central Bank.
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    Keywords

    expenditure components of GDP; Okun relationship; panel econometrics; unemployment;
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    JEL classification:

    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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