Workers' Skills and Product Selection
Abstract[fre] Qualification de travailleurs et sÃ©lection de produits. . La production d'un bien de qualitÃ© supÃ©rieure requiert l'utilisation de travailleurs spÃ©cialement qualifiÃ©s Ã cette fin. Quand les firmes doivent choisir la qualitÃ© des biens qu' elles se proposent de produire et de vendre, leur choix dÃ©pend de l'abonÂdance de travail qualifiÃ© offert sur le marchÃ© du travail. Nous analysons, dans cet article, comment s'opÃ¨re la sÃ©lection de la qualitÃ© des produits par un monopole et en concurrence, en fonction de l'offre de travail qualifiÃ©. Nous dÃ©montrons que l'existence d'un pouvoir de marchÃ© introduit un biais par rapport Ã la solution concurrentielle, en faveur d'une qualitÃ© moyenne trop Ã©levÃ©e. [eng] Workers' Skills and Product Selection. . When the production of high quality goods needs the employment of qualified labour, firms' decisions concerning quality are affected by the extent to which skills are abundant. By means of a comparison between monopoly and perfect compeÂtition, we show how market power in such a context may entail a distorsion in product selection towards too high average quality.
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Volume (Year): n° 50 (1999)
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- GABSZEWICZ, Jean & TURRINI, Alessandro, . "Workers'skills and product selection," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1394, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- GABSZEWICZ, Jean & TURRINI, Alessandro, 1999. "Workers’skills and product selection," CORE Discussion Papers 1999006, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
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