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Tito Boeri

Bocconi University
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20136 Milano, ITALY

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

February 2019Wage Equalization and Regional Misallocation: Evidence from Italian and German Provinces
with Andrea Ichino, Enrico Moretti, Johanna Posch: w25612
Italy and Germany have similar geographical differences in productivity – North more productive than South in Italy; West more productive than East in Germany – but have adopted different models of wage bargaining. Italy sets wages based on nationwide contracts that allow for limited local wage adjustments, while Germany has moved toward a more flexible system that allows for local bargaining. The Italian system has significant costs in terms of forgone aggregate earnings and employment because it generates a spatial equilibrium where workers queue for jobs in the South and remain unemployed while waiting. Our findings are relevant for other European countries.
June 2005Comment on "The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture?"
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors
Shadow Sorting
with Pietro Garibaldi
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors

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