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Etimating NAIRU: the Morocco case

El Alaoui, Aicha and Ezzahidi, Elhadj and Eladnani, Mohamed Jellal (2013): Etimating NAIRU: the Morocco case.

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Abstract

The concept of NAIRU summarized the observed negative correlation between the unemployment rate and the inflation rate for a number of countries. This correlation persuaded some analysts of the impossibility for governments to simultaneously target both low unemployment and price stability. Therefore, it was government's role to seek a point on the trade-off between the two objectives which matched a domestic social consensus. In this paper, we intend to estimate the Moroccan’s NAIRU for 1998Q1-2012Q4 period by applying the Kalman filter.

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