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Neues von der NAIRU?

  • Franz, Wolfgang

Der Beitrag enthält eine Neuschätzung der inflationsstabilen Arbeitslosenquote (NAIRU) für Westdeutschland 1980 bis 1998. Nach einer Darstellung des konzeptionellen Rahmens der NAIRU einschließlich verschiedener Varianten, welche beispielsweise exogenen Schocks und dem Hysterese-Phänomen Rechnung tragen, erfolgt eine Diskussion verschiedener methodischer Probleme. Erstmalig werden für Westdeutschland dann eine zeitvariable NAIRU mit Hilfe des Kalman-Verfahrens sowie dazugehörige Konfidenzbänder unter Verwendung der residualbasierten Bootstrap-Methode geschätzt. Demnach liegt die westdeutsche NAIRU Ende des Jahres 1998 im Intervall zwischen 7.9 und 8.5 v.H. Zahlreiche methodische Vorbehalte sprechen indes dafür, diese und andere NAIRU Schätzungen mit Vorsicht zu interpretieren.

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