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Prior Restrictions on Bargaining Contract Curves

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  • Jan K. Brueckner

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    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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It is well-known that the efficient-bargain model imposes no general restrictions on the slope of the contract curve. As a result, both upward- and downward-sloping curves are consistent with the theory. Less is known, however, about the effect on the contract curve of changes in the demand and supply variables that underlie employer and union indifference maps and help determine curve's position. To aid empirical researchers, this paper analyzes the effects of demand and supply variables on the position of the contract curve and states the minimal prior restrictions that can be placed on these effects.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 10 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-7

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-01j50001

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  1. Joseph Gyourko & Joseph Tracy, 1989. "Public Sector Bargaining and the Local Budgetary Process," NBER Working Papers 2915, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Karoly Fazekas & Gyorgy Molnar (ed.), 2011. "The Hungarian Labour Market 2011," The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbooks, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, number 2011, January.
  2. Köllő, János, 2010. "Vállalati reakciók a gazdasági válságra, 2008-2009
    [Corporate reactions to the economic crisis, 2008-9]
    ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(12), pages 1045-1064.
  3. Nicholas Lawson, 2011. "Is Collective Bargaining Pareto Efficient? A Survey of the Literature," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 282-304, September.

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