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Status in a canonical macro model: labour supply, growth, and inequality

Tsoukis, Christopher and Tournemaine, Frederic (2010): Status in a canonical macro model: labour supply, growth, and inequality.

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Abstract

We introduce status in the most standard (canonical) macro model that is able to provide an analysis of growth and distribution. We consider the question of whether status considerations enable the model to meet some important empirical findings (which we review) related to rising labour supply (the work-life balance), rising income inequality, and changing factor shares. We find a promising role for status in the explanation of these empirical regularities.

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