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sensitivity of labor demand functions to choice of dependent variable

George J. Borjas

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Published
**1985**
by University of Wisconsin-Madison in [Madison]
.

Written in English

- United States
- Labor supply -- United States -- Econometric models.,
- Demand functions (Economic theory),
- Wages -- United States -- Econometric models.,
- United States -- Census.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | George J. Borjas. |

Series | Discussion paper / Institute for Research on Poverty ;, #782-85, Discussion papers (University of Wisconsin--Madison. Institute for Research on Poverty) ;, 85-782. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HD5724 .B623 1985 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | i, 24 p. ; |

Number of Pages | 24 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL2152349M |

LC Control Number | 88621993 |

ECON Labor Economics Labor Demand Labor Demand 1. The Derivation of the Labor Demand Curve in the Short Run: We will now complete our discussion of the components of a labor market by considering a firm’s choice of labor demand, before we consider equilibrium. We will now revisit the production function from your microeconomics course. variables (technology and capital) held constant. Slope of the production function with output as a function of labor. Law of diminishing marginal productivity of labor. - as labor increases with other factors held constant, the MPN must eventually decrease Graph output on vertical axis with labor on horizontal axis (Yas a function of N).

WHAT CAUSES THE LABOR DEMAND CURVE TO SHIFT? We now understand the labor-demand curve: It reflects the value of the marginal product of labor. With this insight in mind, let’s consider a few of the things that might cause the labor-demand curve to shift. Labor is treated as a variable cost, since producing a greater quantity of a good or service typically requires more workers or more work hours. Variable costs would also include raw materials. As a concrete example of fixed and variable costs, consider the barber shop called “The Clip Joint” shown in .

Where b b is the estimated coefficient for price in the OLS regression.. The first form of the equation demonstrates the principle that elasticities are measured in percentage terms. Of course, the ordinary least squares coefficients provide an estimate of the impact of a unit change in the independent variable, X, on the dependent variable measured in units of Y. The own- and cross-wage labor demand elasticities for the three skill types are calculated according to formulas,, respectively, by inserting the parameter estimates of the structural model. 12 Table 1 presents the results. Looking at own-wage elasticities, we find the highest elasticity for low-skilled workers at − , followed by high-skilled at − , and medium-skilled at −

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Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper investigates whether the parameters of labor demand functions are sensitive to alternative methods of estimation. The assumption that the production technology is of the Generalized Leontief type implies that the demand system can be estimated by analyzing cross-section differences in earnings across labor markets, by studying longitudinal.

Get this from a library. The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable. [George J Borjas; National Bureau of Economic Research;] -- This paper investigates whether the parameters of labor demand functions are sensitive to alternative methods of estimation.

The assumption that the production technology is of the Generalized. The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable George J. Borjas. NBER Working Paper No.

(Also Reprint No. r) Issued in June NBER Program(s):Labor Studies. This paper investigates whether the parameters of labor demand functions are sensitive to alternative methods of by: "The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol.

68(1), pagesFebruary. References listed on IDEAS as. Abstract. This paper investigates whether the parameters of labor demand functions are sensitive to alternative methods of estimation. The assumption that the production technology is of the Generalized Leontief type implies that the demand system can be estimated by analyzing cross-section differences in earnings across labor markets, by studying longitudinal changes in earnings within a.

The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable George J. Borjas* I. Introduction After a long period of relative neglect, the empirical study of labor demand functions has begun to attract the interest of labor economists.

Recent work by Berger (), Freeman (), Grant and Hamermesh (), and. In economics, the labor demand of an employer is the number of labor-hours that the employer is willing to hire based on the various exogenous (externally determined) variables it is faced with, such as the wage rate, the unit cost of capital, the market-determined selling price of its output, function specifying the quantity of labor that would be demanded at any of various possible.

What-If Calculation: Calculations for testing a financial model using different assumptions and scenarios. What-if`calculations enable the forecaster to check the variance in end results for a. The derivative of a function of a real variable measures the sensitivity to change of the function value (output value) with respect to a change in its argument (input value).

Derivatives are a fundamental tool of example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect to time is the object's velocity: this measures how quickly the position of the object changes.

1. Introduction. The own-wage elasticity of labor demand is a key parameter of interest in labor economics crucially influencing the effectiveness of many labor market policies (Hamermesh, ) and pointing to structural changes in production due to skill-biased technological or organizational also plays a key role in many other fields besides labor economics.

"The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable," Review of Economics and Statistics, February "Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants," Journal of Labor Economics, October Write up your demand function in the form: Y=b1x1+b2x2+b3x3, where Y is the dependent variable (price, used to represent demand), X1, X2 and X3 are the independent variables (price of corn flakes, etc.) and b1, b2 and b3 are the coefficients or parameters of your equation.

the utility function u(c). A common choice is the logarithmic function: u(c) = logc. Infact, the speciﬁc curve drawn in Figure is exactly this case. The reason this case is so common is that ithas averynice property: If u(c) = logc, then the marginal utility of consumption is u′(c) = 1 c.

An endogenous variable is a variable in a statistical model that's changed or determined by its relationship with other variables within the model. To the economist, "price" is a function of factors such as supply and demand.

Secondly, to the marketer analyzing price-demand relationships, demand for a product in a specific market will be the result (dependent variable). For the marketer, "demand" is a function of price (the independent variable).

Graphing Conventions in Economics. the demand for one product is dependent on the demand for other products. The percent of the variability in the dependent variable that is explained by the regression equation. An important function of sensitivity analysis is to allow mangers to experiment with values of the input parameters.

If outcome or dependent variable is binary and in the form 0/1, then use logit or Intro probit models. Some examples are: Did you vote in the last election. 0 ‘No’ 1 ‘Yes’ Do you prefer to use public transportation or to drive a car.

0 ‘Prefer to drive’ 1 ‘Prefer public transport’. This collection of papers delivered at the fifth international Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics in is devoted to recent advances in the estimation and testing of models that impose relatively weak restrictions on the stochastic behavior of data.

Particularly in highly nonlinear models, empirical results are very sensitive to the choice of the parametric form of the. As shown in the above diagram, the short-run production function puts the quantity of labor (L) on the horizontal axis (since it's the independent variable) and the quantity of output (q) on the vertical axis (since it's the dependent variable).

The short-run production function. With limited dependent variables, the conditional mean is rarely linear. We need to use adjusted models.

Limited Dependent Variables Limdep: Discrete Choice Models (DCM) • We usually study discrete data that represent a decision, a choice. • Sometimes, there is a single choice. Models for explaining a binary (0/1) dependent variable are typically motivated in two contexts.

The labor force participation model in Example describes a pro-cess of individual choice between two alternatives in which the choice is inﬂuenced by observable effects (children, tax rates) and unobservable aspects of the preferences of.If the qualitative dependent variable can take on more than two values (such as Political Party), the model is said to be multiresponse or multinomial or polychotomous.

Qualitative dependent variable models with more than two values are more difficult to understand and estimate. They are beyond the scope of this book. More Examples of Dummy.Discrete choice (multinomial logit) model Dependent variable Choice Log likelihood function Estimation based on N =K = 7 Information Criteria: Normalization=1/N Normalized Unnormalized AIC Bayes IC