Friday, January 30, 2009

Estimating the Public-Private Wage Gap in Russia

A new IZA working paper by Gimpelson and Lukiyanova discusses the institutional framework for public sector wage setting in Russia. They apply the switching regression technique that allows correcting for non-random sector selection, and find that there is significant cross-group variation in the wage gap. The paper concludes that wages in the public sector should be linked to private sector wages at the regional level.

3 comments:

Martin Ryan said...

A recent paper by Kelly, McGuinness and O'Connell on public sector pay in Ireland is available here:

http://www.esri.ie/publications/latest_publications/view/index.xml?id=2691

Martin Ryan said...

view/index.xml?id=2691

Martin Ryan said...

Research by UCD economist Olivier Bargain on public sector pay in France is available here:

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3427.pdf