Technological Complexity, Wage Differentials and Unemployment
16 Pages Posted: 12 May 2003
A model is developed to analyse the relation between wages and technological complexity, as characterised by the "O-ring" theory of production. In equilibrium, the adoption of a relatively complex technology induces the employer to pay higher wages. We argue that the model can explain increased within-group wage inequality as a consequence of increased technological heterogeneity among firms.
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