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Modelling aggregate demand for labour: a critique of Lewis an MacDonald

Dowrick, Stephen; Wells, Graeme


In a recent contribution to this journal, Lewis and MacDonald (2002) argue that Australian literature on aggregate demand for labour is permeated with misunderstandings and, as a result, existing empirical work has been misinterpreted. The objective of the present note is to argue that the interpretation of existing empirical studies, to the extent that they are based on a CES production technology, is broadly correct. We demonstrate that Lewis and McDonald have no basis for estimating anything...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record


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