Firm wage premia, industrial relations,and rent sharing in Germany
Boris Hirsch and
No 380, Working Paper Series in Economics from University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics
This paper investigates the influence of industrial relations on firm wage premia in Germany. OLS regressions for the firm effects from a two-way fixed effects decomposition of workers’ wages by Card, Heining, and Kline (2013) document that average premia are larger in firms bound by collective agreements and in firms with a works council, holding constant firm performance. RIF regressions show that premia are less dispersed among covered firms but more dispersed among firms with a works council. Hence, deunionization is the only among the suspects investigated that contributes to explaining the marked rise in the premia dispersion over time.
Keywords: firm wage premium; industrial relations; trade unions; works councils; bargaining power; rent sharing; wage inequality; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J52 J53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41 pages
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Working Paper: Firm Wage Premia, Industrial Relations, and Rent Sharing in Germany (2018)
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