Wage dispersion and wage dynamics within and across firms.


Speaker:Eric Smith, University of Essex
Website: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/%7Eesmith/
Date: Friday 27 April 2007
Time: 16:15
Location: Lecture Room D, Streatham Court

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This paper examines wage dispersion and wage dynamics with stock-flow matching and on-the-job search. Under stock-flow matching, a searcher immediately becomes fully informed about the number of viable firms in the stock of job vacancies. If only one option is available, monopsony wages result. With more than one firm bidding, Bertrand wages arise. Over time turnover causes this historical impact to fade. Wage dispersion declines with tenure. The model also generates job-to-job transitions with both wage cuts and jumps