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Efficiency wages

Andrew Weiss

Efficiency wages

models of unemployment, layoffs, and wage dispersion

by Andrew Weiss

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wages.,
  • Incentives in industry.,
  • Unemployment.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-115) and index.

    StatementAndrew Weiss.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 118 p. :
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15361091M
    ISBN 100198283938, 019828392
    LC Control Number90045925

    Efficiency Wage Models of the Labor Market explores the reasons why involuntary unemployment happens when supply equals demand. The contributors bring together a number of the important articles on efficiency wage theory and on the hypothesis on why they believe this happens. The Labor Discipline Model The labor discipline model is developed in Bowles (, and ). In this model is assumed that the employer know the best-effort response of workers, e(w,m,z), given the wage rate, w, the level of monitoring, m, and the exogenous fallback option, z. In the beginning of each time period the employer select and announces: (a) a probabilityFile Size: KB.

    Efficiency wage models, as the name suggests, are first of all models of wages. They generate unemployment by showing that firms will sometimes want to set wages at non-market clearing levels. It is useful to begin, therefore, by reviewing how wages and employment are determined in . Vol No. 3 (Fall ) In this paper we tackle two shortcomings of the present efficiency wage models. Firstly, they do not fully account for labor heterogeneity, thus implying that high-effort and low-effort units of labor are interchangeable.

    The two parts of efficiency wage theory provide an account for rigid wages, involuntary unemployment, or both. This paper tests the first component of efficiency wage theory, the condition of labor supply. Data is used from a work situation where employees influence the pace of their work, a chain of unionized supermarkets in nothern California. A burgeoning literature, the efficiency wage literature, suggests that the answer to this puzzle may lie in the negative incentive effects of low wages. The basic efficiency wage hypothesis states that workers' productivities depend positively on their wages. If this is the case, firms may find it profitable to pay wages in excess of market.


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Book Description Efficiency Wage Models of the Labor Market explores the reasons why involuntary unemployment happens when supply equals demand. The contributors bring together a number of the important articles on efficiency wage theory and on the hypothesis on why they believe this : $ Known for his seminal work in efficiency-wage theory, Andrew Weiss surveys recent research in the field and presents new results.

He shows how wage schedules affect the kinds of workers a firm employs and how well those workers Efficiency wages book on the by: Known for his seminal work in efficiency-wage theory, Andrew Weiss surveys recent research in the field and presents new results.

He shows how wage schedules affect the kinds of workers a firm employs and how well those workers perform on the job. Efficiency Wage Models Efficiency wages book the Labor Market explores the reasons why there are labor market equilibria with employers preferring to pay wages in excess of the market-clearing wage and thereby explains involuntary unemployment.

This volume brings together a number of the important articles on efficiency wage theory/5. Efficiency Wage Models of the Labor Market explores the reasons why there are labor market equilibria with employers preferring to pay wages in excess of the market-clearing wage and thereby 2/5(1).

Efficiency Wage Models of the Labor Market explores the reasons why there are labor market equilibria with employers preferring to pay wages in excess of the market-clearing wage and thereby explains involuntary unemployment. This volume brings together a number of the important articles on efficiency wage theory.

The Economics of Exogenous Increases in Wage Rates in a Behavioral/X-Efficiency Model of the Firm. Review of Social Economy, Vol. 50, Issue. 2, p. Review of Social Economy, Vol. 50, Issue. 2, p. If the wage is $10 per hour and a worker provides units of effort per hour, the employer gets efficiency units per dollar.

Equivalently, a unit of effort costs $10/ = $ The employer would be indifferent between this situation and one in which the wage is $20 with an effort of —the cost of effort is exactly the same at.

Efficiency wages are wages that are higher than the market equilibrium. Firms that pay efficiency wages could lower their wages and hire more workers, but choose not to do so.

Some reasons that managers might choose to pay efficiency wages are to avoid shirking, reduce turnover, and attract productive employees. Whereas in the labour market the principal is the employer and the agent the worker, in the credit market the principal is the lender and the agent the borrower.

We saw here that in the labour market equilibrium there will be some people involuntarily unemployed, seeking a job and willing to work at the going wage. Review of Efficiency Wage Models of Labor Market: Theory and Evidence.

Article (PDF Available) in Asia-Pacific Development Journal 2(2) - January with 5, ReadsAuthor: Abid Aman Burki. The Dangers of an Efficiency Wage System But the efficiency wage system may also give rise to the 'free-rider' effect. Free riders are employees who receive an efficiency wage from their company but still do not feel compelled to work harder.

They may 'ride' on their higher-performing and more motivated co-workers who are determined to prove. The Efficiency-Wage Theory One of the explanations for structural unemployment is that, in some markets, wages are set above the equilibrium wage that Author: Jodi Beggs.

According to the efficiency wage model, firms will pay the real wage that maximizes effort per dollar of real wage. in the Keynesian model, the full-employment level of output is the amount of output produced when labor is paid an efficiency wage, and the real wage equals the marginal product of labor.

˜ The efficiency wage is the wage above equilibrium that firms voluntarily pay to increase productivity and profits. ˜ The actions of government, labor unions, or firms can also cause wages to rise above labor market Size: KB.

• Same wage package across plants - wages cannot be affected by productivity. • But wage premia above local wages differ widely across plants.

• Findings: fewer disciplinary dismissals in plants located in low-wage areas. • The wage-effort elasticity is positive. • This is consistent with the shirking model, but not only with that Size: KB.

In labor economics, the efficiency wage hypothesis argues that wages, at least in some labour markets, form in a way that is not market-clearing. Specifically, it points to the incentive for managers to pay their employees more than the market-clearing wage in order to increase their productivity or efficiency, or reduce costs associated with employee turnover, in industries where the costs of replacing labor are.

efficiency wages may hold the wage above the equilibrium wage. Unions might increase efficiency in the case where they a. raise the wage for insiders above the competitive equilibrium.

lower the wage of local outsiders. offset the market power. An efficiency wage, also commonly referred to as a fair wage, is a theory in behavioral economics suggesting that a wage which exceeds the market clearing wage for a given occupation will illicit greater effort and productivity, ensuring that workers avoid shirking.

Generally, there are five sub-types of efficiency wage model. Summary: This volume explores the reasons why there are labour market equilibria with employers preferring to pay wages in excess of the market-clearing wage and thereby explains involuntary unemployment. The book brings together a number of the important articles on efficiency wage theory.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. The basic efficiency wage hypothesis states that workers' productivities depend positively on their wages. If this is the case, firms may find it profitable to pay wages in excess of market clearing.

In the past two decades economists have developed efficiency wage theories, which suggest a link between wage rates and worker productivity, while attempting to explain the existence of involuntary unemployment in equilibrium labor markets.

Henry Ford's announcement of the five-dollar day, an overnight doubling of wage rates, is regularly used as the textbook application of efficiency Cited by: 8.Efficiency wage models of the labor market have become one of the key elements of the New and Post-Keynesian Schools of thought.

In this paper, we argue that the concept of efficiency wages is not.