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Wage dynamics in Europe: some new findings

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  • Ana Lamo
  • Frank Smets

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The response of wages to the sharp contraction in economic activity during the recent crisis has been very subdued in the euro area. The research summarised in this article uncovers some features of wage setting in Europe that contribute to the aggregate degree of wage rigidity. JEL Classification: E2

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  • Ana Lamo & Frank Smets, 2010. "Wage dynamics in Europe: some new findings," Research Bulletin, European Central Bank, vol. 10, pages 2-5.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbrbu:2010:0010:1
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    wage structure;

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    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment

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