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Manning, Alan

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Works: 77 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 1,935 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Alan Manning
Monopsony in motion : imperfect competition in labor markets by Alan Manning( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens if an employer cuts wages by one cent? Much of labor economics is built on the assumption that all the workers will quit immediately. Here, Alan Manning mounts a systematic challenge to the standard model of perfect competition. Monopsony in Motion stands apart by analyzing labor markets from the real-world perspective that employers have significant market (or monopsony) power over their workers. Arguing that this power derives from frictions in the labor market that make it time-consuming and costly for workers to change jobs, Manning re-examines much of labor economics based on this alternative and equally plausible assumption. The book addresses the theoretical implications of monopsony and presents a wealth of empirical evidence. Our understanding of the distribution of wages, unemployment, and human capital can all be improved by recognizing that employers have some monopsony power over their workers. Also considered are policy issues including the minimum wage, equal pay legislation, and caps on working hours. In a monopsonistic labor market, concludes Manning, the "free" market can no longer be sustained as an ideal and labor economists need to be more open-minded in their evaluation of labor market policies. Monopsony in Motion will represent for some a new fundamental text in the advanced study of labor economics, and for others, an invaluable alternative perspective that henceforth must be taken into account in any serious consideration of the subject
Cultural integration of immigrants in Europe by Thierry Verdier( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking an economic perspective, this edited collection presents a current, comparative picture of the process of cultural integration of immigrants across Europe. It documents the main economic debates on cultural integration, and provides descriptions of the integration process in 7 main European countries
Comprehensive versus selective schooling in England in Wales : what do we know? by Jörn-Steffen Pischke( Book )

21 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 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 impact of immigration on the structure of male wages: theory and evidence from Britain by Marco Manacorda( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration to the UK has risen over time. Existing studies of the impact of immigration on the wages of native-born workers in the UK 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, but that the only sizeable effect of increased immigration is on the wages of those immigrants who are already here
Minimum wages, wage dispersion and employment : evidence from the U.K. Wages Councils by Stephen Machin( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An economic analysis of the effects of pre-strike ballots by Alan Manning( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employer size-wage effect : is monopsony the explanation? by Francis Green( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The part time pay penalty for women in britain by Alan Manning( )

3 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
The economic situation of first- and second-generation immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 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
The effects of density on wages and employment : a dynamic monopoly union model by Alan Manning( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple test of the shirking model by Alan Manning( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority in employment contracts : a bilateral bargaining model by Alan Manning( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-strike ballots and wage-employment bargaining by Alan Manning( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pretty vacant : recruitment in low-wage labour markets by Alan Manning( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How local are labor markets? : evidence from a spatial job search model by Alan Manning( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 14 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 Equal Pay Act as an experiment to test theories of the labour market by Alan Manning( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Productivity growth, wage setting and the equilibrium rate of unemployment by Alan Manning( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour supply, search and taxes by Alan Manning( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of the minimum wage to U.S. wage inequality over three decades : a reassessment by David H Autor( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: 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
 
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Monopsony in motion : imperfect competition in labor markets
Alternative Names
Alan Manning British economist

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Alan Manning economista britànic

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