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Ausmaß und reale Konsequenzen nach unter starrer Nominallöhne. Eine Untersuchung für den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt

  • Bläs, Barno
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    Dieser Beitrag analysiert die Existenz und das Ausmaß nach unten starrer Nominallöhne, sowie deren realwirtschaftliche Implikationen für den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt. Unter Verwendung von drei alternativen Modellvarianten für die proportionale Abwärtsnominallohnrigidität wurde auf Grundlage der IABS-Regionalstichprobe (1975-2001) nachgewiesen, dass das Ausmaß der Abwärtsnominallohnrigidität in Deutschland erheblich ist. Die realen Implikationen der nach unten starren Nominallöhne sind bei konstantem Rigiditätsgrad umso höher, je geringer die Inflationsrate ist. Für Inflationsraten unter zwei Prozent sind diese realen Effekte nicht mehr vernachlässigbar. Andererseits konnte im Rahmen dieses Beitrags nachgewiesen werden, dass das Ausmaß der Abwärtsnominallohnrigidität selbst vom inflationären Umfeld abhängt und in Jahren mit niedriger Inflation sinkt. This paper examines the existence and the extent of downward nominal wage rigidity and its real implications on the German labour market. Using the regional file of the IABS-Regionalstichprobe (1975-2001) and applying three alternative models of proportional wage rigidity it was found that the extent of downward nominal wage rigidity in Germany is considerable. The real implications of the downward nominal wage rigidity - under a constant degree of rigidity - are the higher, the lower the inflation rate is. For inflation rates less than two percent the real implications are non-negligible. On the other hand it could be proven that the degree of the rigidity itself sinks during years of low inflation.

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