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Estimating the Beveridge Curve of Egypt: An Econometric Study for the Period 2004 to 2010

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  • Zein Kasrin

    () (Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo)

  • Guenter Lang

    () (Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo)

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This paper estimates the Beveridge curve of Egypt for the period 2004 to 2010, using quarterly data for the both the private sector and the public sector. Our results confirm the negative relationship between unemployment and private job offers for the Egyptian labor market. The Beveridge curve has shifted inwards during the observation period, indicating an improved matching process between labor supply and private labor demand. However, the results for the public sector are poor, showing the Beveridge curve relation cannot be used to explain the relationship between government sector vacancy rates and the unemployment rate.

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  • Zein Kasrin & Guenter Lang, 2010. "Estimating the Beveridge Curve of Egypt: An Econometric Study for the Period 2004 to 2010," Working Papers 21, The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology.
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    Keywords

    Beveridge Curve; Unemployment; Vacancies; Matching;
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    JEL classification:

    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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