Temporary social dumping, union legalisation and FDI: a note on the strategic use of standards
AbstractThis paper analyses the welfare implications for a developing country of using union legalisation as a policy instrument to attract inward foreign direct investment. While its presence may discourage a foreign multinational (MNE) from locating in the host country, unionisation is an important rent-extracting instrument for the host country. We show that if the MNE benefits from dynamic effects, the host country government may have an incentive to adopt temporary social dumping: banning the union in the short run to extract higher rents in the future. However, if the government can use a fiscal instrument in conjunction with union legalisation, the former can circumvent the need to engage in social dumping.
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- Dermot Leahy & Catia Montagna, . "Temporary Social Dumping, Union Legalisation and FDI: A Note on the Strategic Use of Standards," EPRU Working Paper Series 99-08, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
- Leahy, D., 2000. "Temporary Social Dumping, Union Legalisation and FDI: a Note on the Strategic Use of Standards," Papers 00/2, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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