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Abstract

Our aim in this paper is, first, to derive a model capable of explaining the stylized fact that fluctuations in labor market activities over the business cycle are primarily accommodated by changes in employment rather than in wages and, secondly, to test this model empirically. The model is simple, analytically tractable, capable of explaining a wide range of labor market behavior and, crucially, capable of explaining away real wage rigidities without resorting to market imperfections. Second, when tested empirically, the model is found to be strongly supported by the data of a diverse spectrum of economies. As it turns out, our model shares a key property with Phelps 1994 and Phelps and Zoega 1998, namely, that variations in the price of assets play a pivotal role in explaining variations in employment and in wage rates.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Structural Models of the Wage Curve Estimated by Panel Data and Cross-Section Regressions-

Language: English-

Keywords: Wage Curve, Price of Capital, Intratemporal and Intertemporal Substitution, Homework-

Subjects: D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice > D91 - Intertemporal Household Choice ; Life Cycle Models and SavingJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of LaborJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor SupplyJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials-





Author: Gerba, Eddie

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/59263/







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