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dc.contributor.authorRocha-Akis, Silviaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchöb, Ronnieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-18T11:22:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-18T11:22:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39034-
dc.description.abstractIn oligopolistic industries, increased cost saving opportunities via offshoring have a moderating effect on trade unions. In order to discourage mobile firms from leaving the country, unions accept lower sector wages. In effect, the negotiated wage becomes independent of workers' bargaining power and their domestic outside opportunities. Hence, wage moderation - induced by deeper economic integration - creates leeway for the government to engage in redistributive policies even if this improves the workers' outside options. Only if the latter become sufficiently attractive will redistribution induce some offshoring, and it is only at that level that further economic integration will lead to both wage moderation and offshoring activities. Therefore, our analysis suggests that rather than provoking a downsizing of the welfare state, offshoring defines an upper limit for the generosity of the welfare state below which redistribution becomes less instead of more distortive.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper Public Finance 3032en_US
dc.subject.jelF16en_US
dc.subject.jelH30en_US
dc.subject.jelH50en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ50en_US
dc.subject.jelL10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordoffshoring : import competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordoligopolyen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributionen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensumverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwLohnverhandlungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwOffshoringen_US
dc.subject.stwMultinationales Unternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwOligopolen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleWelfare policy in the presence of unionised labour and internationally mobile firmsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn626785758en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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