The wage curve within and across regions: new insights from a pairwise view of US states

Mark J. Holmes, Jesús Otero

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The novel application of a pairwise autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach provides new insights into the regional wage–unemployment rate relationship. Using this approach, the short- and long-run wage curve slope for each US state is potentially inversely related to the unemployment rate in all other states. In terms of the oft-cited Blanchflower and Oswald elasticity, there is mixed evidence in support of a -0.1 wage curve slope. We find that the pairwise wage curve slope is driven by factors that include state-level home-ownership and education attainment. Our findings suggest that short-run wage flexibility decreased during the period following the Great Recession.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
PublicaciónEmpirical Economics
EstadoEn prensa - 2021

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Estadística y probabilidad
  • Matemáticas (miscelánea)
  • Ciencias sociales (miscelánea)
  • Economía y econometría

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