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Cyclical Behavior of Unemployment and Job Vacancies in Japan

Hiroaki Miyamoto

No EMS_2009_17, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: This paper studies whether the Mortensen and Pissarides (MP) search and matching model can explain the observed labor market fluctuations in Japan. Although the MP model correctly predicts the observed regularities in the cyclical fluctuations of unemployment and job vacancies, it cannot generate the observed unemployment and vacancy fluctuations in response to productivity shock of reasonable size. I incorporate separation shocks and training costs into the MP model, finding that their inclusions do not significantly improve the ability of the model to explain the cyclical volatility of unemployment and vacancies observed in the Japanese labor market. This paper also provides the business-cycle properties of the Japanese labor market.

Keywords: Search; Matching, Business Cycles, Japanese Labor Market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 E32 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2009-12
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