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dc.contributor.authorHeitzler, Svenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWey, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-22T09:28:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-22T09:28:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36730-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the bargaining problem of an incumbent firm and a union when the wage contract becomes generally binding. Our main application relates to competition among operators of mail delivery networks. We describe the Deutsche Post case which highlights the raising rivals' costs incentive and its consequences resulting from labor laws that make collective agreements generally binding. We show that minimum wages implemented by means of extension regulation are an effective deterrence instrument which frustrates both market entry as well as investments into the build-up of a mail delivery network.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 1008en_US
dc.subject.jelL12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ52en_US
dc.subject.jelK31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMinimum wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpostal servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcollective bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordraising rivals' costsen_US
dc.subject.stwPostbeförderungen_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnverhandlungenen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleRaising rivals' fixed (labor) costs: The Deutsche Post caseen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627235417en_US
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