Micro-Evidence on Rent Sharing from Different Perspectives
AbstractThis article provides evidence of rent sharing from orthogonal directions by exploiting different dimensions in the same data. Taking advantage of a rich matched employer-employee dataset for France over the period 1984-2001, we consistently compare across-industry heterogeneity in rent-sharing parameters derived from three different approaches. The accounting approach and the standard labor economics approach are compatible with distinct labor bargaining settings (right-to-manage, efficient bargaining, labor hoarding) whereas the productivity approach hinges on the assumption of efficient bargaining. Across the different approaches, we evidently find differences in dispersion of the rent-sharing parameter estimates which could be attributable to differences in modeling assumptions and/or data requirements but these estimates lie within a comparable range. We interpret the latter finding as lending empirical support to efficient bargaining as the nature of the bargaining process in France over the considered period.
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Other versions of this item:
- Sabien Dobbelaere & Jacques Mairesse, 2008. "Micro-evidence on Rent Sharing from Different Perspectives," DRUID Working Papers 08-10, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies.
- Sabien Dobbelaere & Jacques Mairesse, 2010. "Micro-evidence on Rent Sharing from Different Perspectives," NBER Working Papers 16220, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2010-04-17 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-LAB-2010-04-17 (Labour Economics)
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