Exploitation in Monopsony
AbstractA key feature of monopsony is that a single firm pays its workers a wage ( w) less than the marginal revenue product (MRP ). Ever since its creation by Joan Robinson (1933), this feature has been explained as a symbol of the monopsonistic firm exploiting its workers. By using a simple standard efficiency wage model of Yellen (1984), this paper examines the conventional wisdom by showing that the firm pays workers w
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan in its series IEAS Working Paper : academic research with number 12-A001.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: May 2012
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Monopsony; exploitation; efficiency wages;
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