MNEs and wages: The role of productivity spillovers and imperfect labor markets
AbstractDisentangling the labor market implications of increased foreign capital flows remains important. This paper provides a unifying framework allowing to study the wage implications of multinational enterprise (MNE) activities, pointing to the importance of controlling for both labor market imperfections and productivity spillovers from foreign to local firms. Results show that increased MNE activities increase average wages in the local economy while contributing to a larger wage dispersion between the MNE and local firms. While the results pertaining to average wages depends heavily on the frictions in the labor market, how much the wage dispersion alters also depends on the extent of productivity spillovers from the MNEs to the local firms and the complementarity between domestic and foreign capital.
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Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
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FDI spillovers; Wage spillovers; Imperfect labor markets; Firm wage premium; Wage dispersion;
Other versions of this item:
- Bahar Bayraktar Saglam & Selin Sayek, 2010. "MNEs and Wages : the Role of Productivity Spillovers and Imperfect Labor Market," Departmental Working Papers 1002, Bilkent University, Department of Economics.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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