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Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models

W. B. MacLeod

Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models

by W. B. MacLeod

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Published by University of Southampton, Dept. of Economics in Southampton .
Written in English


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Statementby W. Bentley MacLeod and James M. Malcomson.
SeriesDiscussion papers in economics and econometrics -- 9013
ContributionsMalcomson, James M., University of Southampton. Department of Economics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13915367M

Using straightforward examples, he demonstrates how efficiency-wage theory can explain labor market outcomes and guide government policy. There is a separate section of applications to less developed countries. “Efficiency-wage models represent one of the most important developments in economic theory of recent years. 18) A profit-maximizing firm that uses an efficiency wage and monitors will increase the wage it pays its workers until A) the worker requires no monitoring. B) the worker receives the market wage and requires full-time monitoring. C) the cost of monitoring the worker equals the efficiency wage.

The modern field of efficiency wage theory within labour economics is a group of models that all show productivity and efficiency benefits from increasing wages. There is no one founder of the theory but rather a multitude of models exist to explain why the Labour market will give different outcomes depending on the wage offered for a job. setting, profit-maximizing producers are willing to pay the same wage per efficiency unit irrespective of worker origin and thus pay less efficient workers a lower wage per physical unit. This approach to labor mobility is tested in a static CGE model that is applied to an illustrative sub-Saharan African.

wages in the presence of involuntary unem-ployment. The models surveyed are variants of the efficiency wage hypothesis, according to which, labor productivity depends on the real wage paid by the firm. If wage cuts harm productivity, then cutting wages may end up raising labor costs. Section I describes some of the general implications of the. An efficiency wage, in the context of the shirking model, is the wage at which no shirking occurs. If employers cannot monitor employees' productivity, then employees may shirk (work less productively), which will affect the firm's output and profits.


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Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models by W. B. MacLeod Download PDF EPUB FB2

If the W.B. MacLeod and J.M. Malcomson, Wage premiums and profit maximization corresponding belief of firms is that workers who demand a wage above the fair wage or effort below the fair effort are out to take short-run gains by playing a strategy of shirking, then the equilibrium wage and effort levels will be exactly the fair ones provided they satisfy (12)-(14).Cited by: "Wage Premiums And Profit Maximisation In Efficiency Wage Models," PapersLondon School of Economics - Centre for Labour Economics.

Macleod, W.B. & Malcomson, J.M., "Wage Premiums And The Profit Maximization In Efficiency Wage Models," Cahiers de rechercheCentre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.

"Wage Premiums And Profit Maximisation In Efficiency Wage Models," PapersLondon School of Economics - Centre for Labour Economics. Macleod, W.B. & Malcomson, J.M., "Wage Premiums and the Profit Maximization in Efficiency Wage Models," Cahiers de rechercheUniversite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.

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 Price: $ Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models.

By W. Bentley MacLeod, J.M Malcomson and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (United Kingdom). Centre for Labour Economics Economics, economic theory, Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models [ Economic modelling/wages] Year: Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link)Author: W.

Bentley MacLeod and James M. Malcomson. A Review of Efficiency Wage Models of Labor Market: Theory and. profit maximization problem is written as.

subject to. 4 (3) (4) efficiency wage premiums to deter workers from : Abid Aman Burki. Generic Efficiency-Wage Models Basic idea of efficiency wages: Raising a worker’s wage makes her more productive o Profit-maximization: which is declining in L, so labor demand curve slopes downward as usual Having to offer a higher efficiency wage means it is only profitable to hire a smaller number of workers Employment = NL w.

Profit, wages, and effort In the interaction between Maria and her employer, the employer chooses the wage, and the worker responds by choosing how hard to work. In this Leibniz we analyse the employer’s wage-setting decision mathematically.

The firm’s profit-maximizing wage is therefore higher. Figure c At 5% unemployment in the economy, the employee’s reservation wage is high and they will not put in much effort unless the wage is high. The firm’s profit-maximizing wage is therefore higher. The debate between competitive and efficiency wage models (EWMs) points to different On the other hand, they use as theoretical background the efficiency models of wage determination, models that provide a new rationale for the existence of wage differentials.

1 Dickens and Katz (a) and Groshen () present excellent reviews of the File Size: KB. to laying off labor instead of reducing wages, Efficiency wage models of unemployment thereby introducing a significant wage inertia try to explain persistent real wage rigidities when and an overshooting of open unemployment.

unemployment persists. Their central assump- The finn's profit-maximizing wage may exceed. Specific investment and wage profiles in labour markets European Economic Review,37, (), View citations (14) Wage premiums and profit maximization in efficiency wage models European Economic Review,37, (6), View.

Wage Differentials by Firm Size: The Efficiency Wage Test in a Developing Country 47 stud. Econ., São Paulo, vol. 44, n.1, p. - jan.-mar. differentials. Esteves ( and ) corroborated the efficiency wage theory by estimating a negative relationship between salary and intensity of supervision for several Brazilian industries in workers an ‘efficiency wage’; that is, one that is higher than the market-clearing wage rate and reduces shirking.

Such an efficiency wage implies a connection between the effort (and therefore productivity) of a given worker and her wage. An efficiency wage premium buys loyalty, hard work, and lessens turnover with all its associated costs.

Firms are assumed to be wage-setters (firms are also price-setters in our model) since they choose both the wage rate and the number of workers they hire to maximize profit.

Firms will choose an efficiency wage that is higher than the market-clearing wage to induce more work effort (higher productivity), thus there is involuntary unemployment at by: 1. Working Paper File Downloads Abstract Views; Last month: 3 months: 12 months: Total: Last month: 3 months: 12 months: Total: Bargaining and Wage Rigidity in a Matching Model for the US.

Compensating Wage Theory 39 Efficiency Wage Theory 40 My Model 41 Duration of Contracts 49 Profit Curve 54 Profit Curve (Strike Case) 72 Corporate Profits with Inventory Valuation Adjustment in Manufacturing, Durable Goods and.

However, any efficiency wage model based on pure maximization must, of necessity, be a real model. “They have nothing to say about nominal magnitudes, and hence allow no role for nominal money, until they are altered to include fixed costs of changing nominal wages or prices.

The title and sub-title of this book reflect two complementary and critical messages for business management. The title suggests that maximization of profit represents a paradox in that most organizations plan on the basis of historical results and use internally oriented metrics to assess functional performance.3/5(1).

• If firms are constrained by the number of workers they can hire, wages are bid up to the point where supply equals demand. A More General Efficiency Wage Model-Romer • effort is a function of the wage paid to the worker, w, wages paid by other firms, wa, and the unemployment rate, u: e = e(w,wa,u) where e1 > 0,e2 0.This study develops an efficiency wage model in which workers have incom-plete information about wages at other firms.

The wage and employment deci-sions of profit-maximizing firms result in a Phillips curve relationship at the ag-gregate level between inflation (either of wages or prices), unemployment, and lagged inflation.Efficiency Wage Theory Model and Sub-models The efficiency wage model asserts that the productivity of workers in firms is positively correlated with the wages they receive.

The model has different explanations as to why this is the case. These explanations in turn can be seen as sub-models to the efficiency wage model 2:File Size: KB.