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Monograph

Cyclical movements along the labor supply function


Abstract: A consensus in macroeconomics holds that the observed higher-frequency movements in employment and hours of work are movements along a labor-supply function caused by shifts of the labor demand function. Recent theoretical thinking has extended this view to include fluctuations in unemployment, so that macroeconomists can speak coherently of movements along an unemployment function caused by shifts in labor demand.

Keywords: Labor supply; Wages;

Status: Published in Labor supply in the new century

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Monograph

Publication Date: 2007

Number: 52