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The wage curve revisited: Estimates from a UK panel

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  • Johnes, Geraint

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Panel data from the United Kingdom are used to estimate a wage curve that allows simultaneously for time, individual, and spatial effects and which thus finesses the problem of grouped data bias. Once allowance is made for the multilevel and cross-classified nature of the data, estimates of the unemployment elasticity of the wage are seen to be volatile and imprecise.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 94 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 414-420

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:94:y:2007:i:3:p:414-420

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  1. Ramos, Raul & Duque, Juan Carlos & Surinach, Jordi, 2009. "Is the Wage Curve Formal or Informal? Evidence for Colombia," IZA Discussion Papers 4461, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  3. Victor Montuenga & Roberto Bande & Melchor Fernandez, 2011. "Wage flexibility and local labour markets: homogeneity of the wage curve in Spain," ERSA conference papers ersa11p414, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Longhi, Simonetta, 2010. "Job Competition and the Wage Curve," IZA Discussion Papers 4777, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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