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On the cyclical behavior of employment, unemployment and labor force participation

Marcelo Veracierto

No WP-02-12, Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Abstract: In this paper I evaluate to what extent a real business cycle (RBC) model that incorporates search and leisure decisions can simultaneously account for the observed behavior of employment, unemployment and out-of-the-labor-force. This contrasts with the previous RBC literature, which analyzed employment or hours fluctuations by either lumping together unemployment and out-of-the-labor-force into a single non-employment state or assuming a fixed labor force participation. Once the three employment states are explicitly introduced I find that the RBC model generates highly counterfactual labor market dynamics.

Keywords: Employment (Economic theory); Labor market; Labor supply; Unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2002
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