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Publication date: 10 Feb 2012 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Simmons, R. and Rossi, G. | JEL classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52 | NIESR discussion paper number: 388
In efficient global labour markets for very high wage workers one might expect wage differentials between migrant and domestic workers to reflect differences in labour productivity. However, using panel data on worker-firm matches in a single industry over a seven year period we find a substantial...
Publication date: 12 Oct 2010 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Buraimo, B. and Simmons, R. | JEL classification: J33; M52 | NIESR discussion paper number: 366
We establish the effects of salaries on worker performance by exploiting a natural experiment in which some workers in a particular occupation (football referees) switch from short-term contracts to salaried contracts. Worker performance improves among those who move onto salaried contracts...