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Okun's Law and Jobless Growth

  • Khemraj, Tarron
  • Madrick, Jeff
  • Semmler, Willi
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    This policy note tries to understand the slow job recovery in the United States as the economy exists a recession. We show that the time-varying Okun coefficient has declined since the early 1990s, thus being consistent with the observation of jobless growth. This finding contrasts with other countries that show an increase in the time-varying Okun coefficient.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 54881.

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    Date of creation: Mar 2006
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    1. Gong, Gang & Semmler, Willi, 2006. "Stochastic Dynamic Macroeconomics: Theory and Empirical Evidence," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195301625, March.
    2. Stacey L. Schreft & Aarti Singh, 2003. "A closer look at jobless recoveries," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q II, pages 45-73.
    3. Greiner, Alfred & Rubart, Jens & Semmler, Willi, 2004. "Economic growth, skill-biased technical change and wage inequality: A model and estimations for the US and Europe," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 597-621, December.
    4. Aghion, Philippe & Howitt, Peter, 1991. "Growth and Unemployment," CEPR Discussion Papers 577, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    5. Lee, Jim, 2000. "The Robustness of Okun's Law: Evidence from OECD Countries," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 331-356, April.
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