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Tito Boeri

Bocconi University
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20136 Milano, ITALY

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

February 2019Wage Equalization and Regional Misallocation: Evidence from Italian and German Provinces
with Andrea Ichino, Enrico Moretti, Johanna Posch: w25612
In many European countries, wages are determined by collective bargaining agreements intended to improve wages and reduce inequality. We study the local and aggregate effects of collective bargaining in Italy and Germany. The two countries have similar geographical differences in firm productivity—with the North more productive than the South in Italy and the West more productive than the East in Germany—-but have adopted different models of wage bargaining. Italy sets wages based on nationwide contracts that allow for limited local wage adjustments, while Germany has moved toward a more flexible system that allows for local bargaining. We find that, as a consequence, Italy exhibits limited geographical wage differences in nominal terms and almost no relationship between local productivity...
June 2005Comment on "The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture?"
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors
Shadow Sorting
with Pietro Garibaldi
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors

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