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Title:Revisiting the Impact of Union Structures on Wages: Integrating Different Dimensions of Centralisation PDF Logo
Authors:Gürtzgen, Nicole
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 03-28
Abstract:In a framework of a unionised oligopoly, this paper reconsiders the impact of the bargaining structure on union wages. In particular, two dimensions along which centralisation may occur, namely the professional and firm line, are integrated into one modelling framework. It will be shown that, when taking into account different centralisation dimensions, wage outcomes of different bargaining regimes cannot simply be ranked according to the degree of bargaining centralisation. The argument will be that negotiated wages rather depend on the technical relationship between different groups of labour and goods as well as upon the dimension along which centralisation takes place.
Subjects:Unions
Bargaining Structure
Oligopoly
JEL:J51
L13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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