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Intersectoral wage linkages: the case of Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2007 (Swedish)In: Empirical Economics, Vol. 32, no 1, 161-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether wage-setting in certain sectors of the Swedish economy affects wage-setting in other sectors. The theoretical background is the Scandinavian model of inflation, which states that wage-setting in the sectors exposed to international competition lead wage-setting in the sheltered sectors of the economy. The Johansen maximum likelihood cointegration approach is applied to quarterly data on Swedish sector wages for the period 1980:1–2002:2. Different vector error correction (VEC) models are created, based on assumptions as to which sectors are exposed to international competition and which are not. Granger causality tests are then carried out in the different restricted/unrestricted VEC models to test for sector wage leadership. The Granger causality tests provide strong evidence for the presence of intersectoral wage causality, but no evidence of a wage-leading role for the internationally exposed manufacturing sector.

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2007. Vol. 32, no 1, 161-184 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-22508DOI: doi:10.1007/s00181-006-0077-2OAI: diva2:189035
Available from: 2007-12-10 Created: 2007-12-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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