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Working Effort and the Japanese Business Cycle

Otsu, Keisuke (2011) Working Effort and the Japanese Business Cycle. Economic Review, 62 (1). pp. 20-29. ISSN 0022-9733. (KAR id:44334)


A well known fact of Japanese business cycles discussed in studies such as Ohkusa and Ariga (1995) is that the labor adjustment is done more in the intensive margin (hours worked per worker) rather than in the extensive margin (employment), which is the opposite to the U.S. Moreover, as shown in Braun, Esteban-Pretel, Okada and Sudo (2006) , the fluctuation of hours worked per worker leads the business cycle while the fluctuation of the number of workers lags it. In this paper, I show that a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with effort, productivity, and investment specific technology shocks can account for these facts.

Item Type: Article
Projects: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Fluctuation in Japanese Hours Worked and Employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Depositing User: K. Otsu
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 10:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:17 UTC
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