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Company Hétérogeneity and wage spread

University of Warwick - COVENTRY - 2017

The project will study the effect of company and establishment heterogeneity on wages and how any change in the wage distribution over time can be put down to corporate changes. Productivity is possibly affected by the way workers are allocated, as a suboptimal allocation can be a cause of low productivity at an aggregated level. To answer these questions, we will look at the total productivity by adding in every factor, margins, and offer elasticity on the labor market, and whether the activity is capital intensive and if so, to what extent. We will also take a close look at the way companies steer the wage reserve for job seekers, because of the influence of the wage reserve on the wages received when starting a new job.