Product market volatility and the adjustment of earnings to risk

Elisabetta Magnani*

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This investigation of compensating wage differentials uses an instrument for the risk of unemployment, namely, the industry-specific shipment volatility, to address some empirical anomalies found in the literature. I find that risk premiums for the risk of unemployment range from 8.5 to 19 percent when the covariance between shipment volatility and total manufacturing employment is taken into account. Covariance risk requires positive premiums that range from 1.4 to 14 percent depending on the specification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-328
Number of pages25
JournalIndustrial Relations
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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