Reprinted in The Nature of the Firm:
Rising inequality and the failure of wages to rise with productivity has triggered a fundamental debate among Democrats. Policy would thereby ameliorate the effects of the disconnection between wages and productivity growth.
A second position is that the underlying structure of the economy is flawed, and policy needs to address the flaws. There is a further analytical twist, which is that economic policy has itself contributed to the disconnection of wages and productivity growth.
That calls for changing the existing policy paradigm. There are many dimensions of policy that must change, including labor market policy Kochan and Shulman and globalization policy Faux This briefing paper examines needed changes in macroeconomic policy—monetary policy, exchange rate policy, and fiscal policy.
The argument is that existing macroeconomic policy has paid inadequate attention to delivering full employment for the U.
In doing so, current policy has contributed to undermining the link between wages and productivity growth because full employment is an essential condition for workers to be able to bargain for a fair share of productivity.
Moreover, as documented by Bernstein and Bakerthe benefits of full employment go beyond higher wages and more jobs to include reduced poverty and crime rates.
The implication is that full employment must be restored as a primary goal of macroeconomic policy, and this briefing paper describes policies that can bring about that outcome.
From to compensation moved with productivity. Since productivity has kept growing but hourly compensation has essentially flat-lined. Figure B shows how family incomes at the top 95th percentile and the bottom 20th percentile of the scale grew together between and Indeed, family incomes at the bottom of the distribution actually grew fractionally faster than those at the top.
Sincehowever, this situation has been transformed: These developments occurred in two stages. Stage one involved widening of wage inequality, exemplified by the CEO-pay explosion.
Figure C shows that between and CEO pay went from being 38 times average worker pay to times. Stage two has occurred post and has been marked by a jump in the profit share of national income. Male workers in the middle of the wage distribution have had some small wage gains relative to the previous generation, but their wages grow more slowly than in the past.
They have therefore experienced a cross-generational deterioration of wage growth. This gloomy family income and compensation picture is compounded by other adverse labor market trends. Thus, average Americans are carrying more economic risk in the form of greater job loss risk, greater risk of permanent wage reductions, reduced length of job tenure, reduced health care coverage or increased health care costs, and greater retirement income security risk owing to the shift away from defined-benefit pension plans to defined-contribution plans Hacker Macroeconomic Policy and the Erosion of Shared Prosperity The role of macroeconomic policy The disconnection between wages and productivity growth has been caused by many factors, including globalization and the changed balance of power in labor markets.Feb 10, · Structure Conduct Performance [1/29] by openlectures To analyse market structures, we use the Structure Conduct Performance framework.
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