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Nominal Wage Flexibility in a Partly-Unionized Economy

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  • Dixon, Huw

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This paper considers nominal wage flexibility in an economy with heterogeneous labor markets--unionized, competitive, and rigid. The response of unionized wages to demand depends on the behavior of the nonunionized.sector. With a rigid nonunionized sector, wages become pegged to the rigid wage and do not respond to output. With a competitive nonunionized.sector, unionized wages may become perfectly flexible, varying with demand to maintain constant employment. Aggregate wage flexibility depends very much on the interaction between labor markets. Copyright 1992 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 60 (1992)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 295-306

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:60:y:1992:i:3:p:295-306

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  1. Le, Vo Phuong Mai & Meenagh, David & Minford, Patrick & Wickens, Michael, 2008. "How much nominal rigidity is there in the US economy? Testing a New Keynesian DSGE Model using indirect inference," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2008/32, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section, revised Jul 2011.

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