Strike Outcomes and Wage Settlements in Spain

UPF Working Paper No. 750

21 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2004

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Sergi Jimenez-Martin

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

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Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

This paper analyzes collective bargaining using Spanish firm level data. Central to the analysis are the joint determination of wage and strike outcomes in a dynamic framework and the possibility of segregate wage equation for strike and non-strike outcomes. Conditional to strikes taking place, we confirm a negative relationship 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 different in 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.

Keywords: Wage setting, strike, collective bargaining, panel data, selection

JEL Classification: J52, C33, C35

Suggested Citation

Jimenez-Martin, Sergi, Strike Outcomes and Wage Settlements in Spain (April 2004). UPF Working Paper No. 750. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=563365 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.563365

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