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Spillovers of Equal Treatment in Wage Offers

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  • Kohei, Kawamura
  • József, Sákovics

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We analyse a labour matching model with wage posting, where re flecting institutional constraints firms cannot differentiate their wage offers within certain subsets of workers. Inter alia, we find that the presence of impersonal wage offers leads to wage compression, which propagates to the wages for high productivity workers who receive personalised offers.

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  • Kohei, Kawamura & József, Sákovics, 2013. "Spillovers of Equal Treatment in Wage Offers," SIRE Discussion Papers 2013-15, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
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    1. Sákovics, József, 2014. "Price formation in a matching market with targeted offers," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 161-177.

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