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Wage-Price Setting in New EU Member States, Manuela Goretti

This paper analyzes wage- and price-setting relations in new EU member countries. Panel estimates indicate a strong and significant relationship between real wages and labor productivity, as well as evidence of wage pass-through to inflation. Terms of trade shocks do not feed through to real wages. Country-specific wage developments, beyond differences in labor productivity growth, are mostly explained by real wage catch-up from different initial levels and different labor market conditions. Qualitative evidence also suggests that public sector wage demonstration effects and institutional factors may play a role in wage determination
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Background; II. Wage- and Price-Setting Relations; III. Additional Considerations; Figures; 1. NMS: Relationship Between GDP and Private Consumption Deflator, 2000-07; IV. Stylized Facts on NMS; 2. NMS: Real Wages and Labor Productivity, 2001-07; 3. NMS: Nominal Wages and Labor Productivity, 2001-07; 4. NMS: Labor Force Developments, 2001-07; Tables; 1. NMS: Index of Competition Policy, 2001-07; 5. NMS: Unit Labor Costs and Consumer Price Inflation, 2001-07; V. Empirical Wage- and Price-Setting Equations; VI. Econometric Results; 2. EU-27: Long-Run Wage Equation Estimation
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non fiction
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