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Sectoral wage and price formation and working time in Germany: An econometric analysis

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  • Franz, Wolfgang
  • Smolny, Werner

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In this paper a variety of theories concerning the wage and price formation in Germany are tested. More specifically, wage and price equations are specified in a fairly general manner which nests several theoretical arguments (such as the target real wage bargaining model, hysteresis effects, outsider ineffectiveness, interindustry wage competition) and a perceived tradeoff between reductions in working time and wage increases. Related arguments hold for the price setting process. Recently developed econometric techniques such as error correction models are applied.

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  • Franz, Wolfgang & Smolny, Werner, 1993. "Sectoral wage and price formation and working time in Germany: An econometric analysis," Discussion Papers 5, University of Konstanz, Center for International Labor Economics (CILE).
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    1. Fitzenberger, Bernd & Franz, Wolfgang, 1993. "Dezentrale versus zentrale Lohnbildung in Europa: Theoretische Aspekte und empirische Evidenz," Discussion Papers 9, University of Konstanz, Center for International Labor Economics (CILE).

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    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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