Ivrendi, Mehmet Guloglu, Bulent Yetkiner, Y. Hakan
Year of Publication:
Working Papers in Economics 13/04
This paper presents empirical evidence that the neoclassical explanation of real wage has a high explanatory power at macro level. The factor endowments explanation of wage is surprisingly rare in the literature, at least at empirical level. In this paper, using panel data from 26 OECD countries, we show that technology and factor endowments (physical capital and labor stocks) have a significant explanatory power on the determination of real wage. Based on our results, we speculate that the supply-side rather than demand-side variables may be the major source of wage differences across countries.
wage factor endowment inter-country wage differences panel data