The international labour organization [chapter]

2012 Promoting and Protecting Minority Rights  
This paper depicts the negative impact of a falling real wage caused by reduced bargaining power of workers on aggregate demand and employment. Contrary to standard New Keynesian models, the presence of consumers not participating in financial markets (rule of thumb consumers) causes an immediate negative response of output and employment, which is amplified when the economy faces a lower bound on the nominal interest rate. Additionally, the paper shows that by supporting consumption demand,
more » ... sumption demand, minimum wages might enhance output and employment. -------
doi:10.18356/859bb8da-en fatcat:y2lnuyyntbdmbpa6prdx75gbz4