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Endogenous business cycles with frictional labour markets

Hashimzade, N. and Ortigueira, S. (2005) Endogenous business cycles with frictional labour markets. The Economic Journal, 115 (502). C161-C175. ISSN 1468-0297

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.0013-0133.2005.00985.x


We present a neoclassical model of capital accumulation with frictional labour markets. Under standard parameter values the equilibrium of the model is indeterminate and consequently displays expectations-driven business cycles – so-called endogenous business cycles. We study the properties of such cycles, and find that the model predicts the high autocorrelation in output growth and the hump-shaped impulse response of output found in US data – important features that existing endogenous real business cycle models fail to explain. The indeterminacy of the equilibrium stems from job search externalities and does not rely on increasing returns to scale as in most models.

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Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
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