IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Efecto del cambio del salario mínimo en el precio de las comidas fuera del hogar en Colombia

  • Luis Eduardo Arango


  • Luz Karine Ardila


  • Miguel Ignacio Gömez


Se utiliza información de precios a nivel de producto-establecimiento entre 1999 y 2008, en frecuencia mensual, para estimar el efecto que tienen los aumentos en el salario mínimo en los precios de la comida fuera del hogar y algunos de sus componentes como almuerzos, hamburguesas, comidas rápidas calientes y gastos en cafetería. El enfoque sigue la línea de Aaronson, French y MacDonald (2006) y MacDonald y Aaronson (2005) quienes estudiaron el efecto de los cambios del salario mínimo en el precio de la comida fuera del hogar en Estados Unidos. La evidencia, para Colombia, sugiere que un aumento de 10% en el salario mínimo produce un aumento contemporáneo de 1,33% en el precio de la comida fuera del hogar y de 3,07% si se consideran anticipos y rezagos. Este resultado no parece sugerir la existencia de fuertes rigideces de precios en este mercado. Del hecho que los aumentos en el salario mínimo se reflejen en incrementos de precio de la comida fuera del hogar se puede conjeturar que las firmas dedicadas a la producción y venta de ésta no tienen poder de monopsonio en el mercado de trabajo. Por el contrario, aumentos en el salario mínimo producen reducciones en el empleo, lo cual es compatible con un mercado de trabajo competitivo.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 584.

in new window

Date of creation:
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:584
Contact details of provider: Postal: Cra 7 # 14-78 Piso 7
Phone: (57-1) 3431111
Fax: (57-1) 2841686
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

as in new window
  1. Juan Manuel Julio & Héctor Manuel Zárate, . "The Price Setting Behavior in Colombia: Evidence from PPI Micro Data," Borradores de Economia 483, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Alan S. Blinder, 1994. "On Sticky Prices: Academic Theories Meet the Real World," NBER Chapters, in: Monetary Policy, pages 117-154 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Sara Lemos, 2005. "Minimum Wage Effects on Wages, Employment and Prices: Implications for Poverty Alleviation in Brazil," Discussion Papers in Economics 05/15, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  4. David Card & Alan B. Krueger, 1993. "Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania," NBER Working Papers 4509, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Martha Misas Arango & Enrique López Enciso & Juan Carlos Parra, 2009. "La formación de precios en las empresas colombianas: evidencia a partir de una encuesta directa," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 005735, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  6. Ball, Laurence & Mankiw, N. Gregory, 1994. "A sticky-price manifesto," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 127-151, December.
  7. Sara Lemos, 2006. "A Survey of the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Prices," Discussion Papers in Economics 06/9, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  8. Luis Eduardo Arango Thomas & Mónica Alexandra Gómez & Carlos Esteban Posada, 2009. "La demanda de trabajo formal en Colombia: determinantes e implicaciones de política," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 005518, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  9. Marc Hofstetter, 2008. "Sticky Prices and Moderate Inflation," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 005856, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  10. Hall, Simon & Walsh, Mark & Yates, Anthony, 2000. "Are UK Companies' Prices Sticky?," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 52(3), pages 425-46, July.
  11. repec:nbr:nberre:0126 is not listed on IDEAS
  12. Taylor, John B, 1980. "Aggregate Dynamics and Staggered Contracts," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 88(1), pages 1-23, February.
  13. John B. Taylor, 1998. "Staggered Price and Wage Setting in Macroeconomics," NBER Working Papers 6754, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  14. Luis Eduardo Arango & Paula Herrera & Carlos Esteban Posada, 2008. "El salario mínimo: aspectos generales sobre los casos de Colombia y otros países," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 26(56), pages 204-263, Junio.
  15. Daniel Aaronson & Eric French & James MacDonald, 2008. "The Minimum Wage, Restaurant Prices, and Labor Market Structure," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 43(3), pages 688-720.
  16. Kydland, Finn E & Prescott, Edward C, 1977. "Rules Rather Than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 85(3), pages 473-91, June.
  17. Apel, Mikael & Friberg, Richard & Hallsten, Kerstin, 2005. "Microfoundations of Macroeconomic Price Adjustment: Survey Evidence from Swedish Firms," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 37(2), pages 313-38, April.
  18. Juan Manuel Julio & Héctor Manuel Zárate & Manuel Dario Hernández, . "The Stickiness of Colombian Consumer Prices," Borradores de Economia 578, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  19. Sara Lemos, 2004. "Anticipated Effects of the Minimum Wage on Prices," Discussion Papers in Economics 04/25, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  20. Lee, Chinkook & Schluter, Gerald E. & O'Roark, Brian, 2000. "How Much Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Affect Food Prices?," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33598, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  21. James M. MacDonald & Daniel Aaronson, 2006. "How Firms Construct Price Changes: Evidence from Restaurant Responses to Increased Minimum Wages," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 88(2), pages 292-307.
  22. Calvo, Guillermo A., 1983. "Staggered prices in a utility-maximizing framework," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 383-398, September.
  23. Daniel Aaronson, 2001. "Price Pass-Through And The Minimum Wage," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 83(1), pages 158-169, February.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:584. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Clorith Angélica Bahos Olivera)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.