We provide stylized facts on the existence and dynamics over time of the large firm wage premium for four countries. We examine matched employer-employee micro-data from Brazil, Germany, Sweden, and the UK, and find that the large firm premium exists in all these countries. However, we uncover substantial differences among them in the evolution of the wage premium over the past several decades. Moreover, we find no clear evidence of common cross-country industry trends. We conclude by discussing potential explanations for this heterogeneity, and proposing some questions for future work in the area.
|Peer-reviewed scientific journal||AEA Papers and Proceedings|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 01.05.2018|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in conference proceedings|
- 511 Economics
- large firm wage premium