The extent of rent sharing along the wage distribution / Alessia Matano (Universitat de Barcelona, AQR-IREA and University of Rome "La Sapienza"), Paolo Naticchioni (Roma Tre University and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserMatano, Alessia ; Naticchioni, Paolo
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2017
Elektronische Ressource
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (35 Seiten)
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10570
 Das Dokument ist öffentlich zugänglich im Rahmen des deutschen Urheberrechts.
The extent of rent sharing along the wage distribution [0.28 mb]
Verfügbarkeit In meiner Bibliothek

The relation between rent sharing and wages has generally been evaluated on average wages. This paper uses a unique employer-employee panel database to investigate the extent of rent sharing along the wage distribution in Italy. We apply quantile regression techniques and control for national level bargaining, unobserved worker and firm heterogeneity and endogeneity. Our findings show that the extent of rent-sharing decreases along the wage distribution, suggesting that unskilled workers benefit most from firms rents. By applying quantile regressions by occupational categories, we show that the decreasing pattern is mainly driven by blue collar workers, while estimates for white collars are higher and basically constant along the wage distribution. We also provide evidence that unions might represent one of the driver of our findings.