Publication Date



Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 07-134

**Published Version**

In The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, edited by Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn Shaw, Fredrik Andersson, and Till von Wachter. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008, pp. 229-252




How do state, domestic, private, and foreign ownership of firms differ in average wages? We address these questions using linked employer-employee panel data containing 1.35mln worker-year observations for 21,238 firms from 1986 to 2003 in Hungary. Our econometric methods exploit the long panel together with the presence of 3,700 switches of ownership type in the postsocialist Hungarian transition to estimate these wage differentials.

Issue Date

Draft of January 2007


Supported by a grant from the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research.

Subject Areas

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; International labor comparisons; Transition economies


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Earle, John S. and Álmos Telegdy. 2007. "Ownership and Wages: Estimating Public-Private and Foreign-Domestic Differentials with LEED from Hungary, 1986-2003." Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 07-134. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.