Wage-setting Decisions on Newly Hired Employees: Survey Evidence from Colombian Firms

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  • Managerial and Decision Economics


  • This paper uses a survey on wage formation applied to 1305 Colombian firms to study wage-setting decisions of newly hired employees. The survey indicates that wages of the newly hired are based mainly on a predefined wage structure. This may help to explain, in part, the presence of downward nominal wage rigidities in the Colombian formal labour market, since firms are unwilling to differentiate the pay of new hires from the wages of existing workers. Using multinomial logit models, we find that firm size and the share of temporary workers increase the relative risk of using a predefined internal structure over bargaining between employee and employer when setting the wages of the newly hired employees. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

fecha de publicación

  • 2014

Líneas de investigación

  • Colombia
  • Logit
  • Newly Hired Employees
  • Wage Rigidities Survey Evidence
  • Wage Setting

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