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Macroeconomic Dynamics in Korea during and after the Global Financial Crisis: A Bayesian DSGE Approach

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  • Hyunju Kang

    (Korea Capital Market Institute)

  • Hyunduk Suh

    (Department of Economics, Inha University)

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We estimate a medium-scale DSGE model, including a financial accelerator and the search and matching framework in labor markets, for the Korean economy, using the Bayesian technique. The estimated model shows that the recent sluggishness in GDP growth can be explained by slow technology growth, and the decline in CPI inflation is affected by a falling markup in domestic homogeneous goods production and a negative intertemporal consumption preference. Although wages, unemployment, and total labor hours are influenced by various factors, households' weak bargaining power causes a slow recovery in wages, while pushing the unemployment rate down. There was also a spillover from non-big-5 to big-5 firms during the global financial crisis, while monetary and fiscal policy has been mostly conservative in the post-crisis period.

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  • Hyunju Kang & Hyunduk Suh, 2017. "Macroeconomic Dynamics in Korea during and after the Global Financial Crisis: A Bayesian DSGE Approach," Inha University IBER Working Paper Series 2017-1, Inha University, Institute of Business and Economic Research, revised Mar 2017.
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    Keywords

    DSGE Model; Financial Frictions; Employment Frictions; Korean Economy;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

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