Tenure, Wage Profiles and Monitoring

John G. Sessions, Nikolaos Theodoropoulos

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We undertake the first empirical investigation of the relationship between the slope of the wagetenure profile and the level of monitoring. On the assumption that firms strive for the optimal trade-off between these various instruments, we hypothesise that increased monitoring leads to a decline in the slope of the wagetenure profile. Our empirical analysis, using two cross sections of matched employer-employee British data, provides robust support for this prediction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, U.K.
PublisherDepartment of Economics, University of Bath
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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NameBath Economics Research Working Papers


  • efficiency wages
  • tenure
  • Monitoring


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