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Do Employers Pay Efficiency Wages? Evidence from Japan

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  • SCOTT M. FUESS
  • MEGHAN MILLEA

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Economists have long been interested in the seemingly cooperative nature of Japanese industrial relations. It has been hypothesized that information sharing in the wage-setting process has been used to promote efficiency. But have Japanese employers really paid efficiency wages, that is, can productivity gains be linked to pay raises? Efforts to test for efficiency wage setting face the problem of sorting out the extent to which pay influences labor productivity and vice versa. For the 1975-1997 sample period, we used an innovative statistical technique developed by Geweke to disentangle the linear association between pay and productivity growth. Efficiency wage behavior has not been the norm in Japan. Nevertheless, efficiency wage setting cannot be ruled out for some key areas of manufacturing.

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Article provided by Transaction Publishers in its journal Journal of Labor Research.

Volume (Year): 23 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 278-292

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Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:23:y:2002:i:2:p:278-292

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  1. Creane, Anthony, 2007. "Productivity information in vertical sharing agreements," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 821-841, August.
  2. Millea, Meghan & Fuess, Scott Jr., 2005. "Does pay affect productivity or react to it?: Examination of U.S. manufacturing," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(4-5), pages 796-807, September.
  3. Yang, Sheng-Ping & DeBeaumont, Ronald, 2010. "Pay as incentive or pay as reward? The case of Taiwan," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 76-86, February.
  4. Fuess, Jr., Scott M. & Millea, Meghan, 2002. "Disentangling Pay and Productivity in a Corporatist Economy: The Case of Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 597, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Papps, Kerry L., 2010. "Productivity under Large Pay Increases: Evidence from Professional Baseball," IZA Discussion Papers 5133, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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