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Dual labor market and strategic efficiency wage

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  • Jellal, Mohamed
  • wolff, François charles

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We consider a dual labor markets model in which the primary sector requires the presence of efficiency wage, while the secondary sector is competitive. We show that the Solow condition does not hold in a Stackelberg equilibrium where the primary sector acts as a leader and the secondary one as a follower.

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  • Jellal, Mohamed & wolff, François charles, 2003. "Dual labor market and strategic efficiency wage," MPRA Paper 38395, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. François-Charles Wolff & Mohamed Jellal & Khaled Bouabdallah, 2004. "Unemployment and work sharing in an efficiency wage model," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 10(3), pages 1-7.
    2. Guerrazzi, Marco, 2012. "On involuntary unemployment: notes on efficiency-wage competition," MPRA Paper 38140, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:10:y:2004:i:3:p:1-7 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Solow condition; efficiency wage; dual labor markets;

    JEL classification:

    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements

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