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The wage curve before and during the Greek economic crisis

Daouli, J, Demoussis, M, Giannakopoulos, N and Laliotis, I (2016) The wage curve before and during the Greek economic crisis Empirical Economics: a quarterly journal of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 52 (1). pp. 59-77.

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Using cross-sectional data from the Labour Force Survey, we investigate whether a wage curve, i.e. a negative relationship between real wages and regional unemployment, could be estimated in the Greek labour market and in the period 1999-2014. Adopting individual static and regional dynamic specifications, our results do not support the existence of such a relationship despite the extensive macroeconomic adjustment of real wages after 2009. However, allowing for period-specific heterogeneous slopes, we find that a negative relationship between wages and regional unemployment emerged in the period 2010Q2–2011Q4 which however was short-lived. This relationship appears to be exclusively due to the restructuring of the collective bargaining regime and the reduction in the national minimum wages, both of which were implemented in the private sector.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : subj_Economics
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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Date : 28 March 2016
Identification Number : 10.1007/s00181-016-1073-9
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Date Deposited : 20 Jun 2016 11:27
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:09

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