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Real Wages in the Manufacturing Industry in Macedonia: The Role of Macroeconomic Factors, with reference to recession times

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  • Petreski, Marjan
  • Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica

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In this paper we analyze the determinants of real wages in Macedonia’s manufacturing sector. We emphasize the macroeconomic aspects involved, and use econometric panel data techniques to model the behaviour of real wages for the period 2005:1-2010:12, using monthly data. In the study we found non-negligible persistence of real wages, which reduces in the recession period. We further find a role for prices, real exchange rate and the tariff index in determining real wages.

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  • Petreski, Marjan & Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica, 2011. "Real Wages in the Manufacturing Industry in Macedonia: The Role of Macroeconomic Factors, with reference to recession times," MPRA Paper 41941, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    real wages; Macedonia; panel data; Generalized Method of Moments;

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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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