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The Australian Phillips curve and more

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  • Kitov, Ivan
  • Kitov, Oleg

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A quantitative model is presented linking the rate of inflation and unemployment to the change in the level of labor force. The link between the involved variables is a linear one with all coefficients of individual and generalized models obtained empirically. To achieve the best fit between measured and predicted time series cumulative curves are used as a simplified version of the 1-D boundary elements method. All models for Australia are similar to those obtained for the US, France, Japan and other developed countries and thus validate the concept and related quantitative model.

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  • Kitov, Ivan & Kitov, Oleg, 2011. "The Australian Phillips curve and more," MPRA Paper 28762, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    inflation; unemployment; labor force; modeling; Australia;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles

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