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Jueves 28, septiembre, 2017

SEMINARIO INTERNO DEL IIEP-BAIRES (UBA-CONICET). Invitados especiales


Fecha: Jueves 28, septiembre, 2017
Hora: 12:00

Investigador Dr. Lucas Navarro

Los invitamos al próximo Seminario Interno organizado por el IIEP-BAIRES, que se realizará en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas el próximo jueves  28 de setiembre en el horario de 12 a 14  hs., aula 452, Edificio Anexo.                                                          

 

                

On the Interaction between Public Sector Employment and the Minimum Wage in a Search and Matching Model

 

 Dr. Lucas Navarro (ILADES-Universidad Alberto Hurtado)

En coautoría con Mauricio Tejeda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Abstract

This paper incorporates a minimum wage to a search and matching model of the labor market with private and public sectors and two types of workers, high and low skilled. The model is structurally estimated using recent data for Chile, a country with a large fraction of employment in the public sector and a well known binding minimum wage. Results suggest a sizable productivity gap in favor of the private sector that, by a general equilibrium effect, is the main determinant of the bite of the minimum wage in both sectors observed in the data. Indeed, counterfactual experiments show that increasing productivity levels in the public sector to match those in the private sector has a large aggregate and distributive impact, reducing the fraction of minimum wage earners in the private sector almost by half. Our results highlight a previously unexplored margin of the effect of the minimum wage on the labor market.

 

 

Biografía

Profesor Asociado, Departamento de Economía, ILADES-Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile)

Lucas Navarro obtuvo su PhD y MA en Economía en Georgetown University y es Licenciado en Economía de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Antes de incorporarse a la Universidad Alberto Hurtado tuvo posiciones académicas en Queen Mary, University of London y New York University in London. Ha realizado investigaciones sobre Economía Laboral y Productividad.

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