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Did European Labour Markets Become More Competitive in the 1990's? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents

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This Paper analyses the evolution of quantitative measures of employee rents in Europe during the nineties, using the European Household Panel Survey. I look at two classes of measures: wage differentials between workers along industry and firm size dimensions; and estimated welfare differences between employed and unemployed using a model of labour market transitions. The results are largely negative; there is robust evidence of falling rents during that period only in Ireland.

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  • Saint-Paul, Gilles, 2004. "Did European Labour Markets Become More Competitive in the 1990's? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents," CEPR Discussion Papers 4327, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    Unemployment; Insiders; Rents; Labour market flexibility;
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    JEL classification:

    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General

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