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Analiza związków produktu krajowego i bezrobocia wybranych krajów OECD w okresie globalnego kryzysu gospodarczego

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The Analysis of Relationship Between Domestic Product and Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries in Times of Global Economic Crisis
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The aim of this article is to present relationship between GDP fluctuations and changes in unemployment rate in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands in times of Global Financial Crisis against the long-term trends. Taking the Okun's Law as a starting point, the first part of the article describes the relationship between GDP and unemployment in developed economies, referring to historical developments and economic literature. The analysis conducted in empirical part proves, that GDP fluctuations in times of Global Economic Crisis exerted a greater influence on unemployment volatility than in periods of moderate or rapid economic growth. It is noticeable that the relative surge in unemployment in the US is considerably higher than in examined EU countries. It appears that the factors underlying the strength of relationship between GDP and unemployment rate in crisis are: the type of shock that caused the recession, the design of labour market institutions and discretionary policies adopted in times of crisis
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