Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75642
Authors: 
Malley, Jim
Moutos, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 236
Abstract: 
In contrast to much recent work regarding the causes of European unemployment, in this paper, we emphasise the importance of capital accumulation. But unlike the few previous studies which have examined the relationship between capital accumulation and unemployment, we argue that what matters for the evolution of employment [and the unemployment rate] is not the absolute growth rate of a country\rquote s capital stock, but its evolution relative to other countries' capital stock. The empirical validity of the above statement is demonstrated for almost all OECD countries using quarterly time-series data from 1961-1995. More detailed evidence is also presented for Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Subjects: 
Unemployment
capital accumulation
international competition
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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