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Manning, Alan

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Works: 244 works in 410 publications in 1 language and 1,613 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HD5701.6, 331.12
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Most widely held works by Alan Manning
Monopsony in motion : imperfect competition in labor markets by Alan Manning ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens if an employer cuts wages by one cent? Much of labour economics is built on the assumption that all the workers will quit immediately. In this text, Alan Manning mounts a systematic challenge to the standard model of perfect competition
The effects of minimum wages on employment : theory and evidence from the UK by Richard Dickens ( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent work on the economic effects of minimum wages has stressed that the standard economic model, where increases in minimum wages depress employment, is not supported by the empirical findings in some labour markets. In this paper we present a theoretical framework which is general enough to allow minimum wages to have the conventional negative impact on employment, but which also allows for the possibility of a neutral or a positive effect. The model structure is based on labour market frictions which give employers some degree of monopsony power. The formulated model has a number of empirical implications which we go on to test using data on industry-based minimum wages set by the UK Wages Councils between 1975 and 1990. Some strong results emerge: minimum wages significantly compress the distribution of earnings and, contrary to conventional economic wisdom but in line with several recent studies, do not have a negative impact on employment. If anything, the relationship between minimum wages and employment is estimated to be positive
Comprehensive versus selective schooling in England in Wales what do we know? by Jörn-Steffen Pischke ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: British secondary schools moved from a system of extensive and early selection and tracking in secondary schools to one with comprehensive schools during the 1960s and 70s. Before the reform, students would take an exam at age eleven, which determined whether they would attend an academically oriented grammar school or a lower level secondary school. The reform proceeded at an uneven pace in different areas, so that both secondary school systems coexist during the 1960s and 70s. The British transition therefore provides an excellent laboratory for the study of the impact of a comprehensive versus a selective school system on student achievement. Previous studies analyzing this transition have typically used a value-added methodology: they compare outcomes for students passing through either type of school controlling for achievement levels at the time of entering secondary education. While this seems like a reasonable research design, we demonstrate that it is unlikely to successfully eliminate selection effects in who attends what type of school. Very similar results are obtained by looking at the effect of secondary school environment on achievement at age 11 and controlling for age 7 achievement. Since children only enter secondary school at age 11, these effects are likely due to selection bias. Careful choice of treatment and control areas, and using political control of the county as an instrument for early implementation of the comprehensive regime do not solve this problem
Uranium, a fair trial : both sides of the uranium debate as presented in the ALP discussion kit ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contribution of the minimum wage to U.S. wage inequality over three decades a reassessment by David H Autor ( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We reassess the effect of state and federal minimum wages on U.S. earnings inequality, attending to two issues that appear to bias earlier work: violation of the assumed independence of state wage levels and state wage dispersion, and errors-in-variables that inflate impact estimates via an analogue of the well known division bias problem. We find that erosion of the real minimum wage raises inequality in the lower tail of the wage distribution (the 50/10 wage ratio), but the impacts are typically less than half as large as those reported in the literature and are almost negligible for males. Nevertheless, the estimated effects of the minimum wage on points of the wage distribution extend to wage percentiles where the minimum is nominally non-binding, implying spillovers. We structurally estimate these spillovers and show that their relative importance grows as the nominal minimum wage becomes less binding. Subsequent analysis underscores, however, that spillovers and measurement error (absent spillovers) have similar implications for the effect of the minimum on the shape of the lower tail of the measured wage distribution. With available precision, we cannot reject the hypothesis that estimated spillovers to non-binding percentiles are due to reporting artifacts. Accepting this null, the implied effect of the minimum wage on the actual wage distribution is smaller than the effect of the minimum wage on the measured wage distribution
How Local Are Labor Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model by Alan Manning ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper uses data on very small UK geographies to investigate the effective size of local labor markets. Our approach treats geographic space as continuous, as opposed to a collection of non-overlapping administrative units, thus avoiding problems of mismeasurement of local labor markets encountered in previous work. We develop a theory of job search across space that allows us to estimate a matching process with a very large number of areas. Estimates of this model show that the cost of distance is relatively high - the utility of being offered a job decays at exponential rate around 0.3 with distance (in km) to the job - so that labor markets are indeed quite l̀ocal'. Also, workers are discouraged from applying to jobs in areas where they expect relatively strong competition from other jobseekers. The estimated model replicates fairly accurately actual commuting patterns across neighbourhoods, although it tends to underpredict the proportion of individuals who live and work in the same ward. Finally, we find that, despite the fact that labor markets are relatively l̀ocal', local development policies are fairly ineffective in raising the local unemployment outflow, because labor markets overlap, and the associated ripple effects in applications largely dilute the impact of local stimulus across space
The effect of minimum wages on employment : theory and evidence from Britain by Richard Dickens ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of immigration on the structure of male wages: theory and evidence from Britain by Marco Manacorda ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immigration to the UK has risen in the past 10 years and has had a measurable effect on the supply of different types of labour. But, existing studies of the impact of immigration on the wages of native-born workers in the UK (e.g. Dustmann, Fabbri and Preston, 2005) have failed to find any significant effect. This is something of a puzzle since Card and Lemieux, (2001) have shown that changes in the relative supply of educated natives do seem to have measurable effects on the wage structure. This paper offers a resolution of this puzzle--natives and immigrants are imperfect substitutes, so that an increase in immigration reduces the wages of immigrants relative to natives. We show this using a pooled time series of British cross-sectional micro data of observations on male wages and employment from the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s. This lack of substitution also means that there is little discernable effect of increased immigration on the wages of native-born workers
Are workers paid their marginal product? : evidence from a low wage labour market by Stephen Machin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minimum wages, wage dispersion and employment : evidence from the U.K. Wages Councils by Stephen Machin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries by Ghazala Azmat ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic situation of first- and second-generation immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A central concern about immigration is the integration into the labour market, not only of the first generation, but also of subsequent generations. Little comparative work exists for Europe's largest economies. France, Germany and the UK have all become, perhaps unwittingly, countries with large immigrant populations albeit with very different ethnic compositions. Today, the descendants of these immigrants live and work in their parents' destination countries. This paper presents and discusses comparative evidence on the performance of first- and second-generation immigrants in these countries in terms of education, earnings, and employment. -- Immigration ; second-generation immigrants ; integration
Just can't get enough : more on skill-biassed [i.e. biased] change and labour market performance by Marco Manacorda ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The part time pay penalty for women in britain ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women in Britain who work part-time have, on average, hourly earnings about 25% less than that of women working full-time. This gap has widened greatly over the past 30 years. This paper tries to explain this part-time pay penalty. It shows that a sizeable part of the penalty can be explained by the differing characteristics pf FT and PT women. Inclusion of standard demographics halves the estimate of the pay penalty. But inclusion of occupation makes the pay penalty very small, suggesting that almost the entire unexplained gap is due to occupational segregation. The rise in the pay penalty over time is partly a result of a rise in occupational segregation and partly the general rise in wage inequality. Policies to reduce the pay penalty have had little effect and it is likely that it will not change much unless better jobs can be made available on a part-time basis
Comprehensive versus selective schooling in England and Wales : what do we know? by Alan Manning ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"British secondary schools moved from a system of extensive and early selection and tracking in secondary schools to one with comprehensive schools during the 1960s and 70s. Before the reform, students would take an exam at age eleven, which determined whether they would attend an academically oriented grammar school or a lower level secondary school. The reform proceeded at an uneven pace in different areas, so that both secondary school systems coexist during the 1960s and 70s. The British transition therefore provides an excellent laboratory for the study of the impact of a comprehensive versus a selective school system on student achievement. Previous studies analyzing this transition have typically used a value-added methodology: they compare outcomes for students passing through either type of school controlling for achievement levels at the time of entering secondary education. While this seems like a reasonable research design, we demonstrate that it is unlikely to successfully eliminate selection effects in who attends what type of school. Very similar results are obtained by looking at the effect of secondary school environment on achievement at age 11 and controlling for age 7 achievement. Since children only enter secondary school at age 11, these effects are likely due to selection bias. Careful choice of treatment and control areas, and using political control of the county as an instrument for early implementation of the comprehensive regime do not solve this problem"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Movin' on up : interpreting the earnings-experience profile by Alan Manning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How do we know that real wages are too high? by Alan Manning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple test of the shirking model by Alan Manning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The part-time pay penalty for women in Britain by Alan Manning ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An economic analysis of the effects of pre-strike ballots by Alan Manning ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Manning, A.
Manning, A. 1960-
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