¿Qué sensibilidad muestran las tasas de autoempleo a las fluctuaciones del desempleo?Evidencia de asimetrías en un panel de 23 países de la OCDE

  1. Mónica Carmona Arango 1
  2. Emilio Congregado Ramírez de Aguilera 1
  3. Antonio A. Golpe Moya 1
  4. Jesús Iglesias Garrido 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España

    ROR https://ror.org/03a1kt624

Revista de economía mundial

ISSN: 1576-0162

Year of publication: 2015

Issue: 41

Pages: 81-102

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista de economía mundial


In this article, we study if the ‘recession-push’ hypothesis, i.e. the relationship running from unemployment to entrepreneurship/self-employment is affected asymmetrically by country dynamic labor market conditions. To this end, we use a panel threshold regression model that allows the unemployment rate to have an asymmetric impact of the rate of entrepreneurship, in different regimes. Our estimates provide support for the existence of different responses of entrepreneurship/self-employment to unemployment, depending on the value of the deviation between the observed and natural rates of unemployment with a one-period lag – i.e., depending on the intensity of the unemployment problem – that is the threshold variable we use to account for asymmetries.

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