The Relationship Between Unemployment and Inflation--Evidence From U.S. Economy
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- VAR, unemployment, inflation, U.S. economy, impulse response function1
In this paper, we apply the Vector Autoregression (VAR) method to check the robustness of Phillips Curve in U.S. economy from Q2 1962 to Q4 2019. Using the cyclical unemployment rate and inflation, the data is described by VAR (4) with a cointegrating rank as 2. To analyse the relation between unemployment rate and inflation, Impulse Response Function (IRF) and Variance Decomposition (VD) are calculated. The results of Granger-causal Test show that the history information of unemployment is helpful for improving the forecasts of inflation. With an increasing forecast horizon, unemployment shocks play an important role on the forecast error variance of inflation. Based on impulse response function, Phillips Curve is still alive in U.S. economy for both long term and short term.
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TY - CONF AU - Yizhuo Qin PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/14 TI - The Relationship Between Unemployment and Inflation--Evidence From U.S. Economy BT - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 157 EP - 162 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.201211.029 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.201211.029 ID - Qin2020 ER -