This paper compares the effects of different labor market institutions on economic growth and employment. In the general equilibrium model here presented, a mechanism causing persistence (on-the-job training) interacts with the strategic complementary between investors decisions on capital accumulation and workers decisions on labor-market participation. Within this framework (i) structurally and institutionally similar economies preserve forever their differences in output and employment levels, (ii) the steady-state growth rate is higher in an economy with competitive wage determination than in an unionized economy, (iii) this growth differential enlarges when the product and the capital markets of these two economies are integrated.
|Titolo:||Growth and employment differentials under alternative wage-setting institutions and integrated capital markets|
|Titolo del periodico:||JOURNAL OF MACROECONOMICS|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|