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Asset Bubbles, Unemployment, and Financial Market Frictions

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  • Ken-ichi Hashimoto

    (Kobe University)

  • Ryonghun Im

    (Kyoto University)

  • Takuma Kunieda

    (Kwansei Gakuin University)

  • Akihisa Shibata

    (Kyoto University)

Abstract

A tractable model with infinitely lived agents is constructed for the examination of bubbles and unemployment. It is demonstrated that the presence of bubbles stimulates capital accumulation and reduces unemployment. The presence of bubbles also changes the effects of government policies that target unemployment and welfare conditions in the labor market. The main findings are as follows: (i) the presence of bubbles is more beneficial to an economy with severe credit constraints; (ii) the presence of bubbles mitigates the negative effects of taxation and unemployment benefits on unemployment and welfare; and (iii) these mitigation effects decrease as credit constraints are relaxed.

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  • Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Ryonghun Im & Takuma Kunieda & Akihisa Shibata, 2020. "Asset Bubbles, Unemployment, and Financial Market Frictions," KIER Working Papers 1037, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:1037
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    Keywords

    Asset bubbles; Unemployment; Labor-market matching frictions; Financial frictions;
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    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O42 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Monetary Growth Models

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