Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Involuntary unemployment with divisible labor supply with a three-periods overlapping generations model under monopolistic competition

Tanaka, Yasuhito (2020): Involuntary unemployment with divisible labor supply with a three-periods overlapping generations model under monopolistic competition.

This is the latest version of this item.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_99354.pdf

Download (101kB) | Preview

Abstract

We show the existence of involuntary unemployment without assuming wage rigidity. We derive involuntary unemployment by considering utility maximization of consumers and profit maximization of firms in an overlapping generations model under monopolistic competition with increasing or constant returns to scale technology and homothetic preferences of consumers. Indivisibility of labor supply may be a ground for the existence of involuntary unemployment. However, we show that there exists involuntary unemployment even when labor supply is divisible. The existence involuntary unemployment in our model is due to that we use an overlapping generations model of consumptions and labor supply. In a two-periods overlapping generations model it is possible that a reduction of the nominal wage rate reduces unemployment. However, if we consider a three-periods overlapping generations model including a childhood period, a reduction of the nominal wage rate does not necessarily reduce unemployment.

Available Versions of this Item

  • Involuntary unemployment with divisible labor supply with a three-periods overlapping generations model under monopolistic competition. (deposited 30 Mar 2020 10:53) [Currently Displayed]
UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.