The Resurrection of the Italian Wage Curve

forthcoming in Economics Letters

We show that the Italian wage curve, inexistent in the eighties and early nineties, has re-emerged after the 1993 Income Policy Agreements, owing to the greater role granted to flexible and locally bargained top-up wage components._x000d_ _x000d_ Keywords: wage curve, top-up components, panel data, institutional reforms, Italy_x000d_ _x000d_ JEL classification: J30, J60