Total Factor Productivity Growth and Employment: A Simultaneous Equations Model Estimate
|Title||Total Factor Productivity Growth and Employment: A Simultaneous Equations Model Estimate|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Keywords||employment, job creation, job de-struction, total factor productivity|
This paper provides a structural estimation of the recent model proposed by Pissarides and Vallanti, a simplified equilibrium model which draws heavily on models with frictions and quasi-rents. The structural model is a system of three equations. The estimation method is a three-stage least squares. My empirical results find that although faster TFP growth temporarily decreases employment, most likely be- cause job destruction reacts faster to schocks than job creation does, after the first year I do not find any statistically significant effect of growth on employment.