The urban wage premium in imperfect labour markets

Using administrative data for West Germany, this paper investigates whether part of the urban wage premium stems from fierce competition in thick labour markets. We first establish that employers possess less wage-setting power in denser markets. Local differences in wage-setting power predict 1.8-2...

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Main Author: Hirsch, Boris
Format: Publication
Language: English
Place of publication: Nürnberg Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency 2019
Data of publication: 2019
Series: IAB-discussion paper
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: ECONIS
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