Economic Models of Trade Unions (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
1991-12-01
Förlag
Chapman and Hall
Illustrationer
28ill.
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780412369902
Economic Models of Trade Unions (inbunden)

Economic Models of Trade Unions

Inbunden Engelska, 1991-12-01
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This book provides a picture of the current economic research on trade unions in an edited collection of recent papers, both theoretical and empirical, concerned with the quantitative analysis of trade unions' behaviour and impact. In particular it compares the results of the most recent theoretical developments with empirical studies in each area of research. The papers are grouped into three sections. The first one is devoted to unions' objectives and membership. The papers included in this section show how to aggregate individual's preferences and how various forms of aggregration can influence membership. The second section analyzes the different contractual set-ups and how they influence the final allocation of the labour market. Furthermore, it shows how a bargaining model can help in the explanation of strikes. The last section introduces the debate on the macroeconomic effects of trade unions on both long run equilibria and stabilization policies. In all sectors, empirical papers follow the theoretical ones in order to ascertain how theory is able to explain the major economic facts.
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Part 1 Unions as organizations: the microeconomic theory of the trade union, J.Oswald; labour union objectives and collective bargaining, D.H.Blair and D.L.Crawford; union wages, temporary layoffs and seniority, G.M.Grossman; the determination of the union status of workers, H.S.Farbe. Part 2 Union/employers relations: longitudinal analyses of the effects of trade unions, R.B.Freeman; wage bargaining and employment, I.M.McDonald and R.M.Solow; trade unions and optimal labour contracts, H.Horrn and L.E.O.Svensson; testing the efficiency of employment contracts, J.N.Brown and O.Ashenfelter; bargaining and strikes, G.Hart; an investigation into the determinants of US strike activity, J.S.Tracy. Part 3 Unions and macroeconomic performance: unemployment, G.J.Blanchard and L.H.Summers; long-term unemployment and macroeconomic policy, A.Lindberg and D.J.Snower; macroecomic stabilization policy and trade union behaviour as a repeated game, J.Driffill; the rise in unemployment - a multi-country study, C.R.Bean et al; the regulation of inflation and unemployment, E.Tarantelli.