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Comments on job market models


  • Daniel Badagnani

    (Instituto Balseiro)


We point out that the condition of maximization of the benefit is not Y'(n)=w in general, due to the eventual dependence of the salary w on the employement n. We show that in keynessian models, where the relation between w and n is given, we need to correct the relation between the salary and rent, but in classical models, where we use the benefit to find a demand function, the maximization of the benefit do not permit it. This is a case in wich, regardless the interplay between offer and demand is present, the price and level of interchange of a good (human work) cannot be determined by the intersection of offer and demand functions.

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  • Daniel Badagnani, 2002. "Comments on job market models," Macroeconomics 0207004, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0207004
    Note: Type of Document - LaTeX; prepared on IBM PC; to print on PostScript (first compile with LaTeX); pages: 4 ; figures: None. Here we show that the simplest classical model for the job market is mathematically wrong.

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    inconsistency of the classical model; general macroeconomy;

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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General

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