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The symmetry of the wage-change distribution: Survey and contract data

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  • Thanasis Stengos

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    (Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1)

  • Louis N. Christofides

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    (University of Cyprus and University of Guelph Department of Economics, University of Cyprus, Kallipoleos 75, P. O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS)

Abstract

Using a new non-parametric symmetry test we examine Canadian contract and survey data for evidence of nominal wage rigidities. We compare results from the two data sets with the view to examining the accuracy of survey data and consider whether the private/public and union/non-union sector distinctions are useful.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 27 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 705-723

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:27:y:2002:i:4:p:705-723

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Keywords: Symmetry · Wage-Change Distribution · Nonparametrics.;

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  1. Louis N. Christofides & Man Tuen Leung, 2003. "Nominal Wage Rigidity in Contract Data: A Parametric Approach," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 70(280), pages 619-638, November.
  2. Beissinger, Thomas & Knoppik, Christoph, 2003. "Sind Nominallöhne starr? Neuere Evidenz und wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen," IZA Discussion Papers 800, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Cornelissen, Thomas & Huebler, Oloaf, 2006. "Downward Wage Rigidity and Job Mobility," Diskussionspapiere der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leibniz Universität Hannover dp-349, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
  4. Thomas Beissinger & Christoph Knoppik, 2001. "Downward Nominal Rigidity in West German Earnings, 1975-95," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 2(4), pages 385-417, November.
  5. Christoph Knoppik & Thomas Beissinger, 2003. "How Rigid are Nominal Wages? Evidence and Implications for Germany," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 105(4), pages 619-641, December.

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