Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34063
Authors: 
Schlicht, Ekkehart
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2507
Abstract: 
Offering higher wages may enable firms to attract more applicants and screen them more carefully. If firms compete in this way in the labor market, selection wages emerge. This note illustrates this wage-setting mechanism. Selection wages may engender unconventional results, such as a pre-tax wage compression induced by the introduction of a progressive wage tax.
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