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Wage and Productivity Differentials in Private and Public

  • Suleyman Ozmucur

    (University of Pennsylvania)

A model is used to study the impact of ownership on productivity and wages. Data on private and public manufacturing in Turkey during the 1950-1998 period indicate that productivity is higher in the private sector.There is a close relationship between wages and productivity in the private sector; no such relationship exists in the public sector.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0303002.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 13 Mar 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0303002
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  1. Nishimizu, Mieko & Robinson, Sherman, 1984. "Trade policies and productivity change in semi-industrialized countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(1-2), pages 177-206.
  2. Lucas, Robert E, Jr & Rapping, Leonard A, 1969. "Real Wages, Employment, and Inflation," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 77(5), pages 721-54, Sept./Oct.
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