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How robust is the microeconomic theory of the trade union?

Manning, Alan ORCID: 0000-0002-7884-3580 (1992) How robust is the microeconomic theory of the trade union? CEP discussion paper (65). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper argues that the predictions of standard trade union models and the tests for distinguishing between these models are not robust to quite small and reasonable changes in the conventional assumptions. It shows how assuming that the ex post substitutability between labour and capital is less than the ex ante substitutability can reverse much of the conventional wisdom about the effects of trade unions.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1992 Alan Manning
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 10:06
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 11:43

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