We propose and estimate a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model featuring search and matching frictions, deep habits and a CES production function. The model successfully replicates the cyclical properties of labour market variables in the US economy for three main reasons. First, two of the endogenous mechanisms of the model - factor complementarity and unemployment benefits - play a key role for explaining the amplification in unemployment and vacancies. Second, deep habits have a smaller but significant role as an endogenous mechanism. Third, capital-augmenting productivity, investment-specific and matching efficiency innovations explain large part of the variation in labour market variables.
|Titolo:||Factor complementarity and labour market dynamics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|