Stability and Asymmetry in Okun’s Law. Evidence from Spanish Regional Data

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  • Antonio Cutanda University of Valencia (Spain)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2298/PAN191203012C

Keywords:

Unemployment, Okun’s law, Economic cycles, Regional growth

Abstract

This paper analyzes Okun’s Law for Spain using regional data. The results confirm a very high Okun coefficient for Spain, with a high degree of regional heterogeneity. Furthermore, we find that panel data techniques provide notably more stable estimates than time series techniques applied to the same regional data. Finally, the results reveal a remarkable degree of regional heterogeneity in cyclical asymmetry in Okun’s Law for the Spanish case.

JEL: E24, E32, R11.

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2020-09-11 — Updated on 2022-11-21

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Cutanda, A. (2022). Stability and Asymmetry in Okun’s Law. Evidence from Spanish Regional Data. Panoeconomicus, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.2298/PAN191203012C (Original work published September 11, 2020)

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