The productivity-wage and productivity-employment nexus: A panel data analysis of Indian manufacturing

Madhumita Bhattacharya, Paresh Narayan, Stephan Popp, Badri Rath

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This article investigates the long-run relationship between labour productivity and employment, and between labour productivity and real wages in the case of the Indian manufacturing sector. The panel data set consists of 17 two-digit manufacturing industries for the period 1973-1974 to 1999-2001. We find that productivity-wages and productivity-employment are panel cointegrated for all industries. We find that both employment and real wages exert a positive effect on labour productivity. We argue that flexible labour market has a significant influence on manufacturing productivity, employment and real wages in the case of Indian manufacturing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285 - 303
Number of pages19
JournalEmpirical Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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