Testing the trickle-down theory

Next Tuesday, 8 May, I’ll be presenting a seminar on ‘Top Incomes and Growth’ in the ANU RSPAS seminar series. It’ll be in Seminar Room B of the HC Coombs Building, and will run from 2.00-3.30pm. The work is all very preliminary, so unfortunately I won’t have a paper to distribute.

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6 Responses to Testing the trickle-down theory

  1. invig says:

    I might come along to that…

  2. Jim round says:

    What do you think about the ALP’s workplace announcements. Or, even better, do you have any suggested reading i could have a look at to get a better understanding of some of the issues relating to enterprise barganing/ centralised wage setting? (i have one 3rd year labour eco subject under my belt)

  3. invig says:

    I think that Andrew would be happy for me to field this one.

    Jim, i’d advise you to check out publications by a little know but up-and-coming economic theorist. His name is unimportant, but i’m sure he would be quite willing to allow his work to be extended for the sake of generally just giving the profession another reason to question itself.

    Please hit the ‘industrial relations’ tab on my website for extensive information…and join the revolution. (Andrew has 😉

  4. Jim round says:

    sorry, where is this ‘industrial relations’ tab – seem to be able to get to your journal page though

  5. Andrew Leigh says:

    JR, if you’ve done labour economics, you already know the fundamentals. Understanding Australia’s complex labour market institutions really matters only if you want to get deeply involved in policy. On that front, Mark Wooden’s work on the recent wave of reforms is probably the most balanced (95% of those who commented on it were predictable; Wooden’s a fair player). Other than that, you can peruse a labour law textbook — though the problem there is that it’s all changing so fast.

    BTW, my seminar will have nothing to do with IR reform. I’m looking at the relationship between growth and inequality, using a panel of a dozen countries over the C20th.

  6. Martin says:

    Good luck with the seminar Andrew.

    I look forward to the time when you are able to publish something on the relationship between growth and inequality as it is an interesting and important area.

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