International Labor Standards: History, Theory, and Policy Options / Edition 1by Kaushik Basu
Pub. Date: 03/17/2003
This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry,
This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.
- Analyzes the economic implications and history of international labor standards.
- Productively furthers the debate about intervening with international labor standardsStems from a seminar organized through the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), sponsored by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Román, Judith Shapiro.
Part II: The Evolution of Labor Standards:.
1. The History and Political Economy of International Labor Standards: Stanley Engerman (Rochester University).
Commentary 1.1 The Parallels Between the Past and the Present: Jane Humphries (All-Souls College, Oxford University).
Commentary 1.2 Legislation Versus Bargaining Power: The Evolution of Scandinavian Labor Standards: Karl-Ove Moene and Michael Wallerstein (Oslo University).
Part III: The Theory of International Labor Standards:.
2. The Impact of International Labor Standards. A Survey of Economic Theory: Nirvikar Singh (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Commentary 2.1 Old Wine in New Bottles?: T.N. Srinivasan (Yale University).
Commentary 2.2 Governing Labor Relations: Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics).
Part IV: The Issue Of Child Labor:.
3. Child Labor: Theory, Evidence and Policy: Drusilla Brown (Tufts University), Alan Deardorff (Michigan University), and Robert Stern (Michigan University).
Commentary 3.1 The Political Economy of Child Labor: Alan Krueger (Princeton University).
Commentary 3.2 Social Norms, Coordination and Policy Issues in the Fight Against Child Labor: Luis-Felipe López-Calva (El Colegio de Mexico).
Part V: The International Organisation and Enforcement of Labor Standards:.
4. A Role For The WTO: Robert Staiger (University of Wisconsin).
Commentary 4.1 Trade and Labor Standards. To Link or Not to Link?: Alan L Winters (University of Sussex).
Commentary 4.2 The Need to Micro-Manage Regulatory Diversity: Petros Mavroidis (University of Neuchatel).
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