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Wage Dispersion and Equilibrium Search. Models: Some Evidence from Italy

Giovanni Sulis ()

Working Paper CRENoS from Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia

Abstract: This paper provides a structural estimation of an equilibrium search model with on-thejob search and heterogeneity in firms productivities using a sample of Italian workers. Allowing for productivity differentials among firms, the model is able to fit the wage distribution satisfactorily. Results indicate that arrival rates of offers for workers are higher when unemployed than when employed and firms exploit their monopsnony power when setting wages. As a result, workers earn far less than their marginal product. The paper also provides an estimate of the underlying distribution of productivity across firms. Geographical stratification reveals also interesting differences in transition parameters across workers.

Keywords: equilibrium search models; wage dispersion; search frictions; monopsony (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 J41 J64 C61 C33 D83 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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