Employment, productivity, output and minimum wage in Austria: a time series analysis

Christian Ragacs

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


This paper evaluates stylised facts for the Austrian industry. I execute a time series analysis for minimum wage, productivity, output and employment. Tests for cointegration
and Granger-causality are done. The results are in contrast to most empirical studies that analyse the empirical effects of minimum wages on employment. Especially no negative impact of minimum wage on employment was found.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1993

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NameDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series

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