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The cyclical behavior of job creation and job destruction: A sectoral model

Jeremy Greenwood, Glenn MacDonald () and Guang-Jia Zhang
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Guang-Jia Zhang: Department of Economics, University of Rochester, NY 14627-0156, USA, and Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph N1G 2W1, CANADA

Economic Theory, 1995, vol. 7, issue 1, 95-112

Abstract: Three key features of the employment process in the U.S. economy are that job creation is procyclical, job destruction is countercyclical, and job creation is less volatile than job destruction. These features are also found at the sectoral (goods and services) level. The paper develops, calibrates and simulates a two-sector general equilibrium model that includes both aggregate and sectoral shocks. The behavior of the model economy mimics the job creation and destruction facts. A non-negligible amount of unemployment arises due to the presence of aggregate and sectoral shocks.

Date: 1997-11-09
Note: Received: March 20, 1994; revised version September 12, 1994
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