Skip to main content

Do professional economists' forecasts reflect Okun's law? Some evidence for the G7 countries

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Using survey data for the G7 countries, we report that professional economists' forecasts of changes in the unemployment rate and the growth rate of real output are consistent with Okun's law. Professional economists do not believe in potential asymmetries in Okun's law over the business cycle. They believe in the classic linear version of Okun's law.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany 2: Department of Economics, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany 3: Europa-Universitat Viadrina, Lehrstuhl VWL, insb. Makrookonomie, Germany

Publication date: 2011-04-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more