Nominal wage rigidity in the United Kingdom
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Nominal wage rigidity in the United Kingdom. ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 110 (462). C176-C195. ISSN 0013-0133Full text not available from this repository.
This paper studies the degree of downward rigidity in nominal wages in the United Kingdom using micro-data. Around 9% of employees who remain in the same job rr om one year to the next have zero pay growth. But on investigating the causes of rigidity we find that up to nine tenths can be attributed to 'symmetric' causes (such as contracts and menu costs) or to error. Thus only 1% of workers have pay that may be downwardly rigid. This suggests asymmetric, downward rigidity is not large enough to have serious macroeconomic consequences. The labour market provides almost no evidence to support a positive: inflation target.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMIC JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||March 2000|
|Number of Pages:||20|
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