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Title:When the union hurts the workers : a positive analysis of immigration policy PDF Logo
Authors:Bellettini, Giorgio
Ceroni, Carlotta Berti
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:CESifo working papers 1421
Abstract:This paper studies the determinants of immigration policy in an economy with entrepreneurs and workers where a trade union has monopoly power over wages. The presence of the union leads a benevolent government to implement a high level of immigration and induces a welfare loss not only from an aggregate point of view, but even from the point of view of workers. In the politico-economic equilibrium where interest groups lobby for immigration, we show the condition under which workers are no longer hurt by the presence of the union.
JEL:J61
J51
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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