Spillovers of equal treatment in wage offers

Kohei Kawamura, Jozsef Sakovics

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Abstract

We analyse a labour matching model with wage posting, where –reflecting
institutional constraints –firms cannot differentiate their wage offers within
certain subsets of workers. Inter alia, we find that the presence of impersonal
wage offers leads to wage compression, which propagates to the wages for high
productivity workers who receive personalised offers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487–501
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy
Volume61
Issue number5
Early online date10 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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