New Zealand : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 5, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the effect of international migration on unemployment in New Zealand. The empirical results in this paper suggest that net migration inflows give rise to a fall in the unemployment rate. The paper estimates a system of equations including the unemployment rate, real wage, net migration rate, and labor force participation rate, taking into account the interdependence of the variables. It also examines the impact of exchange rate volatility on export firms’ decisions to hedge foreign exchange exposure.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/153

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 5, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451830309/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NZLEA2005002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

48

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