NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Product Quality and Worker Quality

John M. Abowd, Francis Kramarz, Antoine Moreau

NBER Working Paper No. 5077
Issued in April 1995
NBER Program(s):   LS

We study the relation between product quality and worker quality using an economic model that, under certain conditions, provides a direct link between product price, product quality and work force quality. Our measures of product quality are the evolution in the detailed product price relative to its product group and the level of the product price relative to this group. Our worker quality measures are the firm's average person effect and personal characteristics effect from individual wage rates. We find a very weak, generally positive, relation between worker quality and product quality using detailed firm-level data from the French Producer Price Index surveys.

download in pdf format
   (276 K)

email paper

This paper is available as PDF (276 K) or via email.

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w5077

Published: John M. Abowd & Fran├žis Kramarz & Antoine Moreau, 1996. "Product Quality and Worker Quality," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ADRES, issue 41-42, pages 14, Janvier-J. citation courtesy of

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded these:
Berry and Waldfogel w9675 Product Quality and Market Size
Fajgelbaum, Grossman, and Helpman w15329 Income Distribution, Product Quality, and International Trade
Maynes The Concept and Measurement of Product Quality
Phillips and Sertsios w17233 How Do Firm Financial Conditions Affect Product Quality and Pricing?
Hallak w10877 Product Quality, Linder, and the Direction of Trade
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Data
People
About

Support
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us