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An Estimated New-Keynesian Model with Unemployment as Excess Supply of Labor

  • Miguel Casares


    (Departamento de Economía-UPNA)

  • Antonio Moreno


    (Departamento de Economía. Universidad de Navarra)

  • Jesús Vázquez


    (Departamento FAE II, Universidad del País Vasco.)

As one alternative to search frictions, wage stickiness is introduced in a New-Keynesian model to generate endogenous unemployment fluctuations due to mismatches between labor supply and labor demand. The effects on an estimated New-Keynesian model for the U.S. economy are: i) the Calvo-type probability on wage stickiness rises, ii) the labor supply elasticity falls, iii) the implied second-moment statistics of the unemployment rate provide a reasonable match with those observed in the data, and iv) wage-push shocks, demand shifts and monetary policy shocks are the three major determinants of unemployment fluctuations.

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