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Title:Unions, monopolistic competition and unemployment PDF Logo
Authors:Wapler, Rüdiger
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge 180
Abstract:This paper develops a general equilibrium dual labour market model which incorporates union bargaining with monopolistically competitive firms. It is shown that not only the degree of union bargaining power but also the market power firms possess on the product market have a positive influence on unemployment. The reason for this is that less intense product market competition increases the negotiated wage rates as well as the price mark-up firms charge over their marginal costs, both of which reduce labour demand. It is also shown that higher competition intensity will force firms to merge to larger units.
JEL:J42
J51
J31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-19691
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Tübingen

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