Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161193
Authors: 
Matano, Alessia
Naticchioni, Paolo
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10570
Abstract: 
The relation between rent sharing and wages has generally been evaluated on average wages. This paper uses a unique employer-employee panel database to investigate the extent of rent sharing along the wage distribution in Italy. We apply quantile regression techniques and control for national level bargaining, unobserved worker and firm heterogeneity and endogeneity. Our findings show that the extent of rent-sharing decreases along the wage distribution, suggesting that unskilled workers benefit most from firms' rents. By applying quantile regressions by occupational categories, we show that the decreasing pattern is mainly driven by blue collar workers, while estimates for white collars are higher and basically constant along the wage distribution. We also provide evidence that unions might represent one of the driver of our findings.
Subjects: 
rent sharing
wage distribution
quantile regressions
IV quantile regressions
quantile fixed effects regressions
JEL: 
C33
J31
J41
L25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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