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Unemployment and work sharing in an efficiency wage model


  • Jellal, Mohamed
  • Bouadbdallah, khaled
  • wolff, François charles


This paper accounts for work sharing and unemployment in an efficiency wage model.The Solow condition holds when working hours are exogenous. Under the assumption of endogeneity and using general forms for the effort and cost functions, we prove that work sharing may have a reducing impact on unemployment

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  • Jellal, Mohamed & Bouadbdallah, khaled & wolff, François charles, 2004. "Unemployment and work sharing in an efficiency wage model," MPRA Paper 38429, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38429

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    1. Jellal, Mohamed & Zenou, Yves, 2000. "A dynamic efficiency wage model with learning by doing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 99-105, January.
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    1. Jellal, Mohamed, 2014. "Firmes industrielles incitations et formation approche théorique
      [Industrial firms incentives and training Policy theoretical approach]
      ," MPRA Paper 57306, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Solow condition; efficiency wage; work sharing;

    JEL classification:

    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity


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