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Search Frictions on Product and Labor Markets: Money in the Matching Function

  • Lehmann, Etienne

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    (CRED, Université Panthéon Assas Paris 2)

  • Van der Linden, Bruno

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    (IRES, Université catholique de Louvain)

This paper builds a macroeconomic model of equilibrium unemployment in which firms persistently face difficulties in selling their production and this affects their decisions to create jobs. Due to search-frictions on the product market, equilibrium unemployment is a U-shaped function of the ratio of total demand to total supply on this market. When prices are at their Competitive Search Equilibrium values, the unemployment rate is minimized. Yet, the Competitive Search Equilibrium is not efficient. Inflation is detrimental to unemployment.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
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Publication status: published in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2010, 10(1), 56-92
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2718
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