OECD Economics Department Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-1973 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151973
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Assessing the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Structural Unemployment in OECD Countries You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Stéphanie Guichard, Elena Rusticelli1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
14 Oct 2010
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No.:
767
Pages
26
DOI
10.1787/5kmftp8khfjg-en

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The global recession is likely to results in higher structural unemployment for some time in many OECD countries. This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment. The estimated increase in structural unemployment due to the crisis is estimated at ¾ percentage point in the OECD as a whole, but the paper highlights wide cross-country differences with the largest increases expected in those European countries where unemployment is increasing most and where institutional settings remain less favorable than elsewhere, notably Spain and Ireland.
Keywords:
institutions, unemployment, NAIRU, hysteresis, long-term unemployment, Phillips curve
JEL Classification:
  • C13: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods / Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General / Estimation: General
  • C22: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods / Single Equation Models; Single Variables / Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
  • E24: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics / Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment / Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
  • E31: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics / Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles / Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
  • J38: Labor and Demographic Economics / Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs / Public Policy
  • J58: Labor and Demographic Economics / Labor–Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining / Public Policy
  • J68: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies / Public Policy