Environmental policy and wage setting
AbstractThis paper studies the interaction between the performance of firms and unions and the environmental policy chosen by governments when there is a negative environmental externality from production of a good which only affects the country where the firm is located. I assume that governments choose an upper limit on emissions, unions choose the wage rates and firms choose the employment level. Specifically, I analyze the effect that unionized labor markets have on environmental policy. Resumen: En este artÃculo estudiamos el efecto del comportamiento de empresas y trabajadores sobre la polÃtica medioambiental, cuando existe contaminaciÃ³n local. Suponemos que el gobierno elige la polÃtica medioambiental, basada en un lÃmite sobre las emisiones, mientras que los sindicatos (si hay) eligen el salario y las empresas el nivel de empleo. En concreto, analizamos el efecto de que los trabajadores estÃ©n o no sindicados en la polÃtica medioambiental. Palabras clave: sindicato monopolista, estÃ¡ndares medioambientales.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales.
Volume (Year): 04 (2004)
Issue (Month): 07 ()
monopoly union model; emission standards; Environmental Economics and Policy; J30; J51; Q28;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
- Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
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