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Shirking, Endogenous Lay-off Rates and the A-cyclicality of the Real Wage

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  • Gerhard Rünstler

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The paper extends the Shapiro-Stiglitz (1987) efficiency wage model by endogenising the probability of worker displacement as a function of the change in the firm's employment. This creates counter-cyclical variation in the wage mark-up and thereby generates real wage persistence. A New Keynesian DSGE model equipped with this extension replicates the empirical facts of a very limited response of the real wage to the business cycle together with a lagged hump-shaped response of employment to output.

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  • Gerhard Rünstler, "undated". "Shirking, Endogenous Lay-off Rates and the A-cyclicality of the Real Wage," WIFO Working Papers 350, WIFO.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:wpaper:y:2009:i:350
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    1. David de la Croix & Gregory de Walque & Rafael Wouters, 2006. "Dynamics and monetary policy in a fair wage model of the business cycle," Working Paper Research 98, National Bank of Belgium.
    2. de la Croix, David & de Walque, Gregory & Wouters, Rafael, 2009. "A Note On Inflation Persistence In A Fair Wage Model Of The Business Cycle," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(05), pages 673-684, November.
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