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Firing costs in a New Keynesian model with endogenous separations

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This paper introduces productivity dependent firing costs in an endogenous separation New Keynesian model. By strictly respecting the bonding critique, we show that firing costs tend to increase the performance of the model along the labor market dimension but fail along the persistence dimension. Furthermore, we show that on the one hand the model needs high - unrealistic high - values of the firing costs to generate the Beveridge curve while on the other hand we are not able to find this relation in the data.

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  • Wesselbaum, Dennis, 2009. "Firing costs in a New Keynesian model with endogenous separations," Kiel Working Papers 1550, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1550
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    1. Wesselbaum, Dennis, 2011. "Sector-specific productivity shocks in a matching model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(6), pages 2674-2682.
    2. Ahrens, Steffen & Wesselbaum, Dennis, 2009. "On the introduction of firing costs," Kiel Working Papers 1559, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    Keywords

    Beveridge Curve; Productivity Dependent Firing Costs;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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