Behavior-based wage dynamics and policy implications

  • We are developing a labor dynamics model based on the Labor Discipline Theory.
  • Firms and households have incomplete information, and firms have an understanding of household effort response curves captured by neural networks.
  • This project is primarily using individual based computational modeling.
  • The goal of this project is to explore the consequences of minimum wage, earned income tax credits and universal basic income on firm wages.


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