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Modern Models of Monopsony in Labor Markets: A Brief Survey

  • Orley C. Ashenfelter

    (Princeton University)

  • Henry Farber

    (Princeton University)

  • Michael R. Ransom

    (Brigham Young University)

There has been a renewed interest in monopsony in labor markets in recent years that includes both the traditional static approach to monopsony, ably reviewed by Boal and Ransom (1997) and the new'' approach to monopsony with more attention paid to dynamic issues, developed in detail by Manning (2003). The papers presented in this supplement highlight both approaches and illustrate the range of labor market settings in which the exercise of monopsony power may be important.

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Paper provided by Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. in its series Working Papers with number 1223.

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  1. Douglas Staiger & Joanne Spetz & Ciaran Phibbs, 1999. "Is There Monopsony in the Labor Market? Evidence from a Natural Experiment," NBER Working Papers 7258, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Boris Hirsch & Thorsten Schank & Claus Schnabel, 2008. "Differences in Labor Supply to Monopsonistic Firms and the Gender Pay Gap: An Empirical Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data from Germany," Working Papers 1111, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  3. Jeremy T. Fox, 2009. "Estimating the Employer Switching Costs and Wage Responses of Forward-Looking Engineers," Working Papers 1113, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  4. William M. Boal & Michael R. Ransom, 1997. "Monopsony in the Labor Market," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 35(1), pages 86-112, March.
  5. Parsons, Donald O, 1972. "Specific Human Capital: An Application to Quit Rates and Layoff Rates," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 80(6), pages 1120-43, Nov.-Dec..
  6. Torberg Falch, 2010. "The Elasticity of Labor Supply at the Establishment Level," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 28(2), pages 237-266, 04.
  7. George Karatzas, 2009. "On the origin and the literal meaning of monopsony: a note," International Review of Economics, Springer, vol. 56(4), pages 425-430, December.
  8. Pencavel, John H, 1972. "Wages, Specific Training, and Labor Turnover in US Manufacturing Industries," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 13(1), pages 53-64, February.
  9. Michael R. Ransom & Ronald L. Oaxaca, 2008. "New Market Power Models and Sex Differences in Pay," Working Papers 1110, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
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