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Credible threats in a wage bargaining model with on-the-job search

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  • Bartolucci, Cristian

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This note shows that in standard equilibrium search models with strategic wage bargaining and on-the-job search, renegotiation does not require mutual consent. If the worker needs a credible threat to trigger renegotiation, wages are renegotiated less frequently than in the original model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 657-659

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Keywords: Credible threats; On-the-job search; Wage renegotiation;

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