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The quality effect of intra‐firm bargaining with endogenous worker flows


  • Tristan‐Pierre Maury
  • Fabien Tripier


The performance of the labor market depends not only on the quantity of jobs in the economy, but also on the quality of jobs. This paper proposes a new theoretical explanation of the job quality issue in search and matching models. We develop a matching and intra‐firm bargaining model in which large firms hire workers and decide to destroy low‐productivity job–worker matches. The sources of inefficiency include the well‐known quantitative effect of intra‐firm bargaining, namely, the excessive size of the firms concerned; and a new quality effect, namely, the poor quality of the job–worker matches selected by firms.

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  • Tristan‐Pierre Maury & Fabien Tripier, 2019. "The quality effect of intra‐firm bargaining with endogenous worker flows," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 15(2), pages 183-207, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ijethy:v:15:y:2019:i:2:p:183-207
    DOI: 10.1111/ijet.12164

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    1. William Hawkins, 2015. "Bargaining with Commitment Between Workers and Large Firms," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 18(2), pages 350-364, April.

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    JEL classification:

    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs


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