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Trade Unions in an Open Economy: A General Equilibrium Analysis

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  • Brecher, Richard A
  • Long, Ngo Van

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This paper derives a general equilibrium demand-for-labor schedule within the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson model of a large open economy and then introduces an economywide labor union that maximizes its utility subject to this demand schedule, thereby determining the real wage and, hence, total employment. A parametric shift's comparative-static effects on the equilibrium levels of unemployment and welfare are analyzed within this fully unionized economy. Copyright 1989 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 65 (1989)
Issue (Month): 190 (September)
Pages: 234-39

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:65:y:1989:i:190:p:234-39

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  1. Donald R. Davis & Trevor A. Reeve, 1997. "Human Capital, Unemployment and Relative Wages in a Global Economy," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1804, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
  2. Leahy, Dermot & Montagna, Catia, 1999. "Unionisation and Foreign Direct Investment," CEPR Discussion Papers 2260, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Leahy, D. & Montagna, C., 1999. "Unionisation and Foreign Direct Investment: Challenging Conventional Wisdom?," Papers 99/15, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  4. Egger, Hartmut & Egger, Peter & Kreickemeier, Udo, 2011. "Trade, Wages, and Profits," CEPR Discussion Papers 8727, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Chi-Hsin Wu & Chia-Ying Liu, 2010. "Do Trade Unions Deteriorate International Competitiveness? Reconciliation of the Discrepancy Between Theory and Practice," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 38(2), pages 145-155, June.
  6. Gaston, Noel & Trefler, Daniel, 1995. "Union wage sensitivity to trade and protection: Theory and evidence," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(1-2), pages 1-25, August.
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