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Nash Bargaining, Credible Bargaining and Efficiency Wages in a Matching Model for the US

  • James Malcomson
  • Sophocles Mavroeidis

This paper incorporates Nash bargaining, credible bargaining and efficiency wages as special cases of an over-arching model of wage determination in a matching model that is used to assess econometrically how well each fits US data. With Nash bargaining, estimates for worker bargaining power and the value of non-work activity are almost identical to those calibrated by Hagedorn and Manovskii (2008). However, the over-identifying restrictions are overwhelmingly rejected statistically, as they are for credible bargaining. Efficiency wages fit the data better, with the over-identifying restrictions not rejected statistically, and result in a lower, more plausible estimated value of non-work activity.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 511.

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