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Strike outcomes and wage settlements in Spain
Jiménez-Martín, Sergi
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
This paper analyzes collective bargaining using Spanish firm level data. Centralto the analysis are the joint determination of wage and strike outcomes in adynamic framework and the possibility of segregate wage equation for strike andnon-strike outcomes. Conditional to strikes taking place, we confirm a negativerelationship between strike duration and wage changes in a dynamic context.Furthermore, we find selection in wage equations induced by the strike outcome.In this sense, the possibility of wage determination processes being differentin strike and non-strike samples is not rejected by the data. In particular,wage dynamics are of opposite sing in both strike and non-strike equations.Finally, we find evidence of a 0.33 percentage points wage change strike premium.
Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
wage setting
collective bargaining
panel data
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