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Nov 2006
This paper uses Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) over the six year period April 1999–March 2005 to derive and analyse estimates of two-way worker and firm fixed effects components of job earnings rates. The fixed effects estimates reflect the portable earnings premium that each worker receives in...

Apr 2009
Matched employer-employee data research has found that workers’ wages are affected by the characteristics of the firms they work in, and that higher skilled workers tend to be employed by higher paying firms. This paper examines the contribution of workers’ job mobility to their wage dynamics. We focus on the possible trade-off...

Mar 2008
During the economic upswing in New Zealand between 1999 and 2007, employment increased by over 20 percent and average real earnings increased by 9 percent. It is plausible that many low-skilled and low-paid people were attracted into work over this period, changing the composition of employment and depressing average real...