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Labor Shares in Some Advanced Economies

Gilbert Cette (), Lorraine Koehl and Thomas Philippon

Working papers from Banque de France

Abstract: We study the joint impact of three measurement issues in the empirical literature on the labor share: (i) start and end periods for the empirical analysis; (ii) accounting for self-employment; and (iii) accounting for residential real estate income. When we correct for these three potential biases, we do not find a general decline in the labor share in our sample of advanced economies. In that respect the behavior of the US labor share after 2000 presents a puzzle.

Keywords: : labor share; labor cost; value added sharing. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D33 D24 J33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2019
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