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Basic Wages and Firm Characteristics : Rent-sharing in French Manufacturing

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  • F. FAKHFAKH
  • F. FITZROY

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This paper shows that firm profits (and losses) are strongly related to individual hourly basic wages for most employees, as well as to the total earnings measures that have been used previously but are correlated with working time. Capital intensity is independently important without reducing the significance of profits as in other studies. Our estimated basic wage-profit elasticity of one to two percent in the presence of numerous individual and firm controls is of similar magnitude to the female collective bargain premium and the firm size-wage effect, and these effects are much smaller than previous estimates without firm-specific controls

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Paper provided by ERMES, University Paris 2 in its series Working Papers ERMES with number 0311.

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  1. Martins, Pedro S., 2004. "Rent Sharing Before and After the Wage Bill," IZA Discussion Papers 1376, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. W. Jos Jansen & Ad C. J. Stokman, 2006. "International Rent Sharing and Domestic Labour Markets: A Macroeconomic Analysis," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 142(4), pages 792-813, December.
  3. François Rycx & Ilan Tojerow & Robert Plasman, 2004. "Rent sharing and the gender wage gap in Belgium," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/785, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  4. Philip Du Caju & François Rycx & Ilan Tojerow, 2011. "Wage structure effects of international trade: Evidence from a small open economy," Working Paper Research 214, National Bank of Belgium.
  5. Thomas Breda, 2010. "Firms' rents, workers' bargaining power and the union wage premium in France," PSE Working Papers halshs-00564903, HAL.
  6. Maritza López-Novella & Salimata Sissoko, 2009. "Working Paper 12-09 - Salaires et négociation collective en Belgique : une analyse microéconomique en panel," Working Papers 0912, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  7. Philip Du Caju & François Rycx & Ilan Tojerow, 2012. "Wage structure effects of international trade in a small open economy: The case of Belgium," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/138896, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  8. Mirella Damiani & Andrea Ricci, 2011. "Decentralised bargaining and performance related pay: new evidence from a panel of Italian firms," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 97/2011, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia, Finanza e Statistica.
  9. Robert Plasman & François Rycx & Ilan Tojerow, 2007. "Wage differentials in Belgium: the role of worker and employer characteristics," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 50(1), pages 11-40.
  10. Bernd Gorzig & Martin Gornig & Axel Werwatz, 2005. "Explaining Eastern Germany's Wage Gap: The Impact of Structural Change," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(4), pages 449-464.
  11. Maritza López Novella & Salimata Sissoko, 2013. "Understanding wage determination in a multi-level bargaining system: a panel data analysis," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 44(2), pages 879-897, April.
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