Involuntary unemployment and non-compensating wage differentials in an experimental labour market
In this paper, the authors report the results of a series of efficiency wage experiments. Some of the key predictions of the efficiency wage hypothesis are qualitatively confirmed by the data: higher wages caused a reduction in shirking; firms offered contracts which exhibited positive job rents; firms offered systematically different wages and job rents which gave rise to noncompensating income differentials; and endogenous involuntary unemployment occurred. Copyright 1996 by Royal Economic Society.
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|Date of creation:||Jan 1996|
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|Publication status:||Published in: The Economic Journal (1996) v.106 n° 434,p.106-121|
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