papers on trade unions

papers on trade unions

how robust is the microeconomic theory of the trade union?

journal of labor economics, 1994, 12, 430-59 download from jstor

argues that conclusions about the effect of unions on this, that and the other, are not very robust to assuming that the production function has a putty-clay technology

an integration of trade union models in a sequential bargaining framework.

economic journal, 1987, 97, 121-139 download from jstor

a long time ago but i still quite like this: nests both labour demand curve and efficient bargain models in a more general framework

tests of alternative wage-employment bargaining models with an application to the uk aggregate labour market (with g.alogoskoufis).

european economic review, 1991, 35, 23-37

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empirical application of the above seeking to overcome weakness in other empirical literature on models of trade unions that the models appear nested but are not. unfortunately, empirical application was rather implausibly to an aggregate data set

wage-setting and the tax system: theory and evidence for the u.k. (with b.lockwood).

journal of public economics, 1993, 52, 1-30 download

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shows that a progressive tax system would be expected to reduce wage pressure and hence the equilibrium unemployment rate

a bargaining model of wages, employment and investment for uk manufacturing.

birkbeck discussion paper, 1987, download

puts investment into a standard union bargaining model. quite neat i thought but no-one else ever liked it

dynamic wage-employment bargaining with employment adjustment costs(with b.lockwood).

economic journal, 1989, 99, 1143-1158 download from jstor

a theoretical model of whether unions speed up or slow down adjustment.

pre-strike ballots and wage-employment bargaining.

oxford economic papers, 1993, 45, 422-439 download from jstor

an attempt (probably in vain) to understand the likely impact on wages and employment of ore-strike ballots as introduced in the UK in the 1980s

a dynamic model of union power, wages and employment.

scandinavian journal of economics, 1993, 95, 175-193.

hmmm. one of those theoretical models that seemed a good idea at the time. can't quite remember why now

the determinants of wage pressure: some implications of a dynamic model

economica, 1991, 58, 325-39. download from jstor

see above

testing dynamic models of worker effort (with s.machin).

journal of labor economics, 1992, 10, 288-305 download from jstor

a wholly implausible attempt to argue that dynamics might help us distinguish between bargaining, efficiency wage and competitive models

an economic analysis of the effects of pre-strike ballots.

d.metcalf and s.milner (eds) new perspectives on industrial disputes, london: routledge, 1993.

dynamic models of employment using firm level panel data (with s.machin and c.meghir).

j. van ours, g.pfann and g.ridder (eds) labour demand and equilibrium wage formation, amsterdam: north holland, 1993 download

a monster that should have been left locked in the attic and never talked about

collective bargaining institutions and efficiency.

european economic review papers and proceedings, 1987, 31, 168-176

application of the 1987 EJ paper to different institutions of collective bargaining

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