Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89480
Authors: 
Bottazzi, Giulio
Grazzi, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2013/02
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of size on labor cost and productivity for Italian manufacturing firms. The distributions of both labor cost and productivity display a wide support, even when disaggregated by sector of industrial activity. Further, both labor cost and productivity, when considered alone, are growing with the size of the firm. We investigate this relationship on a new set of data and we are able to show that once accounted for productivity differences among firms, size still retains a positive effect on cost of labor in most of the sectors considered.
Subjects: 
Size-wage effect
Labor productivity
JEL: 
D21
J31
L11
L60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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