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Supervision and Effort in an Intertemporal Efficiency Wage Model: The Role of the Solow Condition

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  • Joao Ricardo Faria

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    The Solow condition is examined in an intertemporal model that blends the shirking and the turnover models of efficiency wages with managerial supervision. It is shown that the Solow condition does not hold when shirking and turnover costs are considered. The Solow condition can be a possible outcome when managerial productivity offsets shirking and turnover costs.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Kent in its series Studies in Economics with number 9814.

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    Date of creation: Aug 1998
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    Publication status: Published in Economic Letters, 2000, 67, pp.93-98
    Handle: RePEc:ukc:ukcedp:9814

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    Keywords: Labour-Management Relations; Efficiency Wages; Unemployment; Turnover;

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