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A Comment on "The consequences of the minimum wage when other wages are bargained over"

  • Jürgen Wiemers

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

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    Cahuc, Saint-Martin, and Zylberberg (2001) show numerically that a minimum wage hike can increase both skilled and unskilled employment in a right-to-manage wage bargaining setting. This comment demonstrates that this result crucially depends on an implicitly unrealistic choice for the skilled workers' alternative wage.

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    Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 374-382

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00705
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    1. Henri R. SNEESSENS & Fatemeh SHADMAN-MEHTA, 1995. "Real Wages, Skill Mismatch and Unemployment Persistence (FRANCE, 1962-1989)," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 37-38, pages 255-292.
    2. Manning, Alan, 1995. "How Do We Know That Real Wages Are Too High?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 110(4), pages 1111-25, November.
    3. James B. Rebitzer & Lowell J. Taylor, 1991. "The Consequences of Minimum Wage Laws: Some New Theoretical Ideas," NBER Working Papers 3877, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Cahuc, P. & Saint-Martin, A. & Zylberberg, A., 2001. "The consequences of the minimum wage when other wages are bargained over," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 337-352, February.
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