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Testing between alternative wage-employment bargaining models using Belgian aggregate data

  • Vannetelbosch, Vincent J.

In this paper, I discriminate among alternative models of bargaining for wages and employment (right-to-manage, efficient bargaining and general bargaining models) using Belgian aggregate data. I estimate the ECM representation of a dynamic employment equation for each model using Engle-Granger’s two-step estimation procedure. I use Phillips-Hansen’s FME to obtain long-run parameters’ estimators which are optimal and asymptotically normally distributed. On the basis of non-nested tests, both the right-to-manage and the hypothesis that wage-employment negotiations are efficient are ejected in favour of the general bargaining model where outcomes are inefficient.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 43-64

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