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Job quality and wages in duopsony

Figerl, Jürgen and Grandner, Thomas (2008) Job quality and wages in duopsony. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 121. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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In a simple oligopsonistic model, firms compete for labour through wages and job qualities. We modify the product market model developed by Vandenbosch/Weinberg 1995 and apply it to the job market with jobs being defined by two vertically differentiated non-wage characteristics. Workers differ in their valuation of these two characteristics but do not differ in their productivity. In equilibrium firms offer different wages and differ in only one of these non-wage characteristics. Whereas our labour market model is based on firms, we apply subclasses according to the UK SIC(2003) in our empirical analysis. When comparing subclasses within selected sectors (WERS) we found evidence that firms compete in both wages and job qualities. (author´s abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: oligopsony / wage differentiation / non-wage competition
Classification Codes: RVK QC 220 ; JEL J30
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2008 16:06
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 14:14
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1304


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