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Institutions And Wage Formation In The New Europe

Gabriel Fagan, Paolo Mongelli og Julian Morgan

Edward Wlgar 2004, 256 s. ISBN 1-84376-432-6
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Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe addresses the role played by institutions in European wage formation with a focus on EMU and institutional change in labour markets.

Under this general heading there are three broad but distinct themes. The first emphasises the role of institutions in affecting the dispersion of wages across occupational, age, skill, and industry and employment contract categories. The contributors make clear the profound effect that European institutions can have in influencing, and in most cases compressing, such pay differentials with consequent implications for the employment prospects of certain segments of the labour force. The second theme is the explanation for recent wage moderation in Europe. The contributions under this theme stress the role of developments in the bargaining systems of European countries and the presence of a number of temporary or specific factors, which have helped to bring about pay moderation. The final theme is the extent to which institutions are changing within Europe in the light of EMU and the adoption of new business practices.
Contents: Introduction 1. Is European Wage-setting Different? Evidence from the Occupational Wages Around the World Data File 2. What Determines the Reservation Wages of Unemployed Workers? New Evidence from German Micro Data 3. Labour as a Buffer: Do Temporary Workers Suffer? 4. Moving from the External to an Internal Labor Market: Job Tenure, Cycle and Wage Determination 5. Wage Developments in the Early Years of EMU 6. Wage Formation in the Italian Private Sector After the 1992–93 Income Policy Agreements 7. A Widening Scope for Non-wage Components in Collective Bargaining in the EU? 8. Aggregation and Euro Area Phillips Curves 9. Wage Flexibility in Britain: Some Micro and Macro Evidence 10. Centralized Bargaining and Reorganized Work: Are they Compatible? 11. The Impact of Active Labour Market Policies in Europe Index
Contributors: L. Arozamena, A.L. Booth, P. Casadio, M. Centeno, S. Fabiani, G. Fagan, M. Francesconi, J. Frank, R.B. Freeman, V. Genre, N. Leiner-Killinger, A. Lindbeck, F.P. Mongelli, J. Morgan, A. Mourougane, G. Mourre, R.H. Oostendorp, K. Pichelmann, E.S. Prasad, R.G. Salvador, M.E. Schweitzer, D.J. Snower.