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Theoretical Foundations for Sticky Wages

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  • Haley, James

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The paper compares three different types of theoretical explanation of "sticky" wages. They are implicit contracts, efficiency wage models and insider/outsider models. It then reconsiders Keynes' rational for sticky wages, which focuses on relative wage issues. Finally, the paper considers possible directions for future research. Copyright 1990 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd

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  • Haley, James, 1990. " Theoretical Foundations for Sticky Wages," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 4(2), pages 115-155.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jecsur:v:4:y:1990:i:2:p:115-55
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    1. Erica L. Groshen & Mark E. Schweitzer, 1994. "The effects of inflation on wage adjustments in firm-level data: grease or sand?," Working Paper 9418, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
    2. Slanicay Martin, 2014. "Some Notes on Historical, Theoretical, and Empirical Background of DSGE Models," Review of Economic Perspectives, De Gruyter Open, vol. 14(2), pages 1-20, June.
    3. Hau, Harald, 2002. "Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Economic Openness: Theory and Evidence," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 34(3), pages 611-630, August.
    4. Hau, Harald, 2000. "Exchange rate determination: The role of factor price rigidities and nontradeables," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(2), pages 421-447, April.
    5. Erica L. Groshen & Mark E. Schweitzer, 1996. "Macro- and microeconomic consequences of wage rigidity," Working Paper 9607, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
    6. Erica Groshen & Mark Schweitzer, 1999. "Identifying Inflation's Grease and Sand Effects in the Labor Market," NBER Chapters,in: The Costs and Benefits of Price Stability, pages 273-314 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Agenor, Pierre-Richard & Santaella, Julio A., 1998. "Efficiency wages, disinflation and labor mobility," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 267-291, February.

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