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Manning, Alan

Works: 74 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 814 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 410 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
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 35 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( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 28 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

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

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 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

The Equal Pay Act as an experiment to test theories of the labour market by Alan Manning( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 13 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

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 13 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. -- job search ; local labor markets ; location-based policies ; ripple effects
The part-time pay penalty for women in Britain by Alan Manning( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 9 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
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 8 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
Workforce planning for water utilities--successful recruiting, training, and retaining of operators and engineers by Alan Manning( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern models of monopsony in labor markets : tests and estimates; papers from a conference held in Sundance, Utah, November 2008( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incidence of UK housing benefit : evidence from the 1990s reforms by Stephen Gibbons( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Housing Benefit (HB) in the UK subsidizes the rent of tenants in both the private and public sectors. Its share in total welfare benefits has risen markedly through time and there is widespread dissatisfaction with it. But, reform has been very slow. One important issue is the extent to which the incidence of HB is actually on the tenants. Exploiting two data sets from the mid-1990s when the subsidy regime changed for some tenants but not for others, this paper explores the incidence. We find that some of the incidence is on landlords though our two data sets differ in the extent to which this is true. We also find evidence in support of a 'matching' model of the rental market rather than a perfectly competitive one"--London School of Economics web site
Reservation wages and the wage flexibility puzzle by Felix Koenig( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wages are only mildly cyclical, implying that shocks to labour demand have a larger short-run impact on unemployment rather than wages, at odds with the quantitative predictions of the canonical search model - even if wages are only occasionally renegotiated. We argue that one source of the wage flexibility puzzles is plausibly the model for the determination of reservation wages, and consider an alternative reservation wage model based on reference dependence in job search. This extension generates less cyclical reservation wages than the canonical model, as long as reference points are less cyclical than forward-looking components of reservation wages such as the arrival rate of job offers. We provide evidence that reservation wages significantly respond to backward-looking reference points, as proxied by rents earned in previous jobs. In a model calibration we show that backward-looking reference dependence markedly reduces the predicted cyclicality of both wages and reservation wages and can reconcile theoretical predictions of the canonical model with the observed cyclicality of wages and reservation wages
Dynamic models of employment based on firm level panel data by Stephen Machin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't always get what you want : the impact of the UK jobseeker's allowancw by Alan Manning( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In 1996 the UK made major changes to its welfare system for the support of the unemployed with the introduction of the Jobseeker's Allowance. This tightened the work search requirements needed for eligibility for benefit. It resulted in large flows out of claimant status, but this paper concludes, not into employment. The movement out of claimant status was largest for those with low levels of search activity. But this paper finds no evidence of increased job search activity as a result of this change"--London School of Economics web site
Understanding the gender pay gap : what's competition got to do with it? by Alan Manning( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A number of papers have recently argued that men and women have different attitudes and behavioural responses to competition. Laboratory experiments suggest that these gender differences are very large but it is important to be able to map these findings into real world differences. In this paper, we use performance pay as an indicator of competition in the workplace and compare the gender gap in incidence of performance pay and earnings and work effort under these contracts. Women are less likely to found in performance pay contracts but the gender gap is small. Furthermore, the effect of performance pay on earnings is modest and does not differ markedly by gender. Consequently the ability of these theories to explain the gender pay gap seems very limited
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Monopsony in motion : imperfect competition in labor markets
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