The Economics of the Trade Union

The Economics of the Trade Union

by Alison L. Booth
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Cambridge University Press

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The Economics of the Trade Union

The techniques used by economists to model unionized labor markets are carefully explained in analyzing the crucial features of unionized labor markets of industrialized countries, with particular emphasis on Britain and the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9780521464673
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The development of the union movements of Britain and the United States; 3. The orthodox theoretical framework: an overview; 4. Trade union objectives and the monopoly union model; 5. Bargaining models of the trade union; 6. Empirical estimates of the union wage differential; 7. The impact of trade unions on productivity, investment, profitability, employment and hours; 8. Unions and the macroeconomy; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.

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