Nominal Wage Rigidity: Non-Parametric Tests Based on Union Data for Canada

35 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2001

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Louis N. Christofides

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics; University of Guelph; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Thanasis Stengos

University of Guelph - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 2001

Abstract

We study the wage-change distributions in union contracts reached in Canada between 1976-1999. We use non-parametric tests to check for nominal wage rigidity and find that it is present during low inflation periods.

Keywords: Nominal Wage Rigidity, Non-Parametric Tests

JEL Classification: E31, J31

Suggested Citation

Christofides, Louis N. and Stengos, Thanasis, Nominal Wage Rigidity: Non-Parametric Tests Based on Union Data for Canada (August 2001). CESifo Working Paper No. 535. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=279684

Louis N. Christofides (Contact Author)

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Thanasis Stengos

University of Guelph - Department of Economics ( email )

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Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Canada

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