Sectoral Differences in Managers’ Compensation: Insights from a Matching Model
51 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2015
Date Written: January 23, 2015
We propose a structural model of two-sided matching and a semi-parametric procedure for its estimation that allow to analyze determinants of managers’ compensation such as firm’s and manager’s quality, production technology, bargaining power and inter-temporal preferences. We use the estimated model to study the stylized fact that managers in the financial sector receive higher compensation than their peers in other sectors. Our results suggest that a predominant portion of this wage gap is explained by differences in production technology, while differences in bargaining power, preferences and quality have a minor impact and are seldom statistically significant.
Keywords: managers’ compensation, job matching
JEL Classification: C73, D31, J63, J64
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