Can a non-binding minimum wage reduce wages and employment?
We show that, in the large-firm search model (e.g. Cahuc et al. (2008)), a minimum wage may reduce employment even when the level of the introduced minimum wage lies below the equilibrium wage of the laisser-faire economy. The argument is based on multiple equilibria and the idea that, in a large-firm context, the representative firm may choose to overemploy workers in order to renegotiate lower wages.
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- Sofia Bauducco & Alexandre Janiak, 2015.
"The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Capital Accumulation and Employment in a Large-Firm Framework,"
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755, Central Bank of Chile.
- Sofía Bauducco & Alexandre Janiak, 2015. "The impact of the minimum wage on capital accumulation and employment in a large-firm framework," Documentos de Trabajo 309, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
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- Christopher Pissarides, 2007. "The unemployment volatility puzzle: is wage stickiness the answer?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4460, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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