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Rethinking ExpectationsThe Way Forward for Macroeconomics$
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Roman Frydman and Edmund S. Phelps

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691155234

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691155234.001.0001

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The Long Swings of Employment, Investment, and Asset Prices

The Long Swings of Employment, Investment, and Asset Prices

(p.301) Chapter Nine The Long Swings of Employment, Investment, and Asset Prices
Rethinking Expectations

Gylfi Zoega

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines the long swings of employment, investment, and asset prices. It highlights one stylized fact that a model of the natural rate of unemployment should be able to take into account: the relationship among unemployment, investment, and share prices that is observed in the data. Although this relationship is often ignored, it provides a justification for some recent models of the natural rate. The chapter first considers a moving natural rate of unemployment before discussing the relationship between the long swings of employment and asset price swings. It then introduces a stripped-down natural rate model that generates a relationship among the natural rate of unemployment, investment, and asset prices. It also describes how financial crises are linked to changes in asset prices, investment, and employment.

Keywords:   employment, investment, asset prices, unemployment, share prices, asset price swings, financial crises

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