Wages, profits, and rent-sharing
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Wages, profits, and rent-sharing. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 111 (1). pp. 227-251. ISSN 0033-5533Full text not available from this repository.
The paper suggests a new test for rent-sharing in the U. S. labor market. Using an unbalanced panel from the manufacturing sector it shows that a rise in a sector's profitability leads after some years to an increase in the long-run level of wages in that sector. The paper controls for workers' characteristics, for industry fixed effects, and for unionism. Lester's range of wages is estimated, for rent-sharing reasons alone, at approximately 24 percent of the mean wage.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 227-251|
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