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A Dynamic Model of Unemployment with Migration and Delayed Policy Intervention

Liliana Harding () and Mihaela Neamţu ()
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Liliana Harding: University of East Anglia
Mihaela Neamţu: West University of Timişoara

Computational Economics, 2018, vol. 51, issue 3, 427-462

Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this paper is to build and analyse a model of unemployment, where jobs search is open to both natives and migrant workers. Markets and government intervention respond jointly to unemployment when creating new jobs. Full employment of resources is the focal point of policy action, stimulating vacancy creation. We acknowledge that policy is implemented with delays, and capture labour market outcomes by building a non-linear dynamic system. We observe jobs separation and matching, and extend our model to an open economy with migration and delayed policy intervention meant to reduce unemployment. We analyse the stability behaviour of the resulting equilibrium for our dynamic system, including models with Dirac and weak kernels. We simulate our model with alternative scenarios, where policy action towards jobs creation considers both migration and unemployment, or just unemployment.

Keywords: Unemployment; Dynamic models; Distributed delay; Hopf bifurcation; Migration; Matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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