Human Capital Externalities with Monopsonistic Competition
AbstractThis paper provides a novel microeconomic foundation for pecuniary human capital externalities in a labor market model of monopsonistic competition. Multiple equilibria arise because of a strategic complementarity in investment decisions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3729.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (2), 95-97
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Other versions of this item:
- Kaas, Leo, 2010. "Human capital externalities with monopsonistic competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 106(2), pages 95-97, February.
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-10-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-10-13 (Business Economics)
- NEP-HRM-2008-10-13 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2008-10-13 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2008-10-13 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-URE-2008-10-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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