Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119323
Authors: 
Müller, Steffen
Stegmaier, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IWH Discussion Papers 14/2015
Abstract: 
We estimate dynamic effects of works councils on labor productivity using newly available information from West German establishment panel data. Conditioning on plant fixed effects and control variables, we find negative productivity effects during the first five years after council introduction, but a steady and substantial increase in the councils' productivity effect thereafter. Given the frequently reported positive correlation between council existence and plant productivity, this finding supports causal interpretations.
Subjects: 
non-union worker representation
works council
labor productivity
dynamic effects
JEL: 
D24
J53
Additional Information: 
Corrected version uploaded 2016-07-14.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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