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Manning, Alan

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Works: 88 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 993 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: 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 )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 465 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 )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 76 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 ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 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
The part time pay penalty for women in britain by Alan Manning ( )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 44 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
The impact of immigration on the structure of male wages: theory and evidence from Britain by Marco Manacorda ( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immigration to the UK, particularly among more educated workers, has risen appreciably over the past 30 years and as such has raised labor supply. However studies of the impact of immigration have failed to find any significant effect on the wages of native-born workers in the UK. This is potentially puzzling since there is evidence that changes in the supply of educated natives have significant effects on their wages. Using a pooled time series of British crosssectional micro data on male wages and employment from the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s, this paper offers a resolution to this puzzle, namely that in the UK natives and foreign born workers are imperfect substitutes. We show that immigration has primarily reduced the wages of immigrants - and in particular of university educated immigrants - with little discernable effect on the wages of the native-born
How Local Are Labor Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model by Alan Manning ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 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 `local'. 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 `local', 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 )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 17 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minimum wages, wage dispersion and employment : evidence from the U.K. wage councils by Stephen Machin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Privatization, entry regulation and the decline of labour's share of GDP : a cross-country analysis of the network industries by Ghazala Azmat ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labor's share of GDP in most OECD countries has declined over the last two decades. Some authors have suggested that these changes are linked to deregulation of product and labor markets. To examine this we focus on a large quasi-experiment in the OECD: the privatization of many network industries (e.g. telecommunications and utilities). We present a model with agency problems, imperfect product market competition and worker bargaining which makes clear predictions on how the labor share, employment and wages respond to privatization and other regulatory changes. We exploit cross-country panel data on several network industries and find that privatization can account for a significant proportion of the fall of labor's share (a fifth overall, but over half in Britain and France). The impact of privatization has been offset by falling barriers to entry, which consistent with theory, dampens profit margins
How do we know that real wages are too high? by Alan Manning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple test of the shirking model by Alan Manning ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authority in employment contracts : a bilateral bargaining model by Alan Manning ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-strike ballots and wage-employment bargaining by Alan Manning ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wage setting and the tax system : theory and evidence for the U.K. by Ben Lockwood ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wage-setting and labour market adjustment in Europe, Japan and the USA by George S Alogoskoufis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dynamic models of employment based on firm level panel data by Stephen Machin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Manning, A.
Manning, A. 1960-
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