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Is Collective Bargaining Pareto Efficient? A Survey of the Literature

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Labor Research.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 282-304

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    Keywords: Unions; Collective bargaining; Efficient bargaining;

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    1. Elizabeth Schroeder & Victor J. Tremblay, 2014. "Union Bargaining in an Oligopoly Market with Cournot-Bertrand Competition: Welfare and Policy Implications," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(2), pages 95-108, March.

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