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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-23T15:15:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-23T15:15:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25343-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies how different unionisation structures affect firm productivity, firm performance, and consumer welfare in a monopolistic competition model with heterogeneous firms and free entry. While centralised bargaining induces tougher selection among hetero- geneous producers and thus increases average productivity, firm-level bargaining allows less productive entrants to remain in the market. Centralised bargaining also results in higher average output and profit levels than either decentralised bargaining or a competitive labour market. From a welfare perspective, the choice between centralised and decentralised bar- gaining involves a potential trade-off between product variety and product prices. Extending the model to a two-country setup, I furthermore show that the positive effect of centralised bargaining on average productivity can be overturned when firms face international low-wage competition.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aSFB 649, Economic Risk|cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSFB 649 discussion paper|x2009,027en_US
dc.subject.jelJ50en_US
dc.subject.jelD43en_US
dc.subject.jelF16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrade Unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordProductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordFirm Performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordInternational Competitionen_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwLohnverhandlungenen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenrenteen_US
dc.subject.stwNiedriglohnen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleUnionisation structures, productivity, and firm performanceen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn599992816en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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