Marjit, Sugata (2009): Firm Heterogeneity, Informal Wage and Good Governance.
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We provide an analysis of enforcement policies in a framework with heterogeneous firms, endogenous determination of informal wage and politically dictated strategies. We argue that firms which operate both in the formal and informal sectors do very little to increase TOTAL employment when faced with the opportunity of hiring workers in the informal labor market. Thus enforcing labor laws and other regulations in this case should not have aggregate employment effects. For firms operating exclusively in the informal sector, the outcome is different. Such features determine the stringency of enforcement in the context of markets characterized by firms with varying levels of productivity. For example if the formal sector has firms with relatively high levels of productivity enforcement has to be stricter than in the case with relatively large number of low productive firms. This seems to be consistent with observed behavior of the authorities in the developed and the developing world. We also talk about the implications of labor market reforms on informal wage.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Firm Heterogeneity, Informal Wage and Good Governance|
|English Title:||Firm Heterogeneity, Informal Wage and Good Governance|
|Keywords:||Heterogeneous firms; informal sector; labor market; governance; reform.|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior ; Transaction Costs ; Property Rights
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors ; Shadow Economy ; Institutional Arrangements
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
|Depositing User:||sugata marjit|
|Date Deposited:||12. Dec 2009 07:03|
|Last Modified:||02. Mar 2013 08:20|
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