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How do trade union rights affect trade competitiveness?

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  • Kucera, David
  • Sarn, Ritash
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    Uses a bilateral trade gravity model to evaluate the effects of freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) rights on exports. Finds robust relationships between stronger FACB rights and higher total manufacturing exports.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 369300.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:369300

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    Keywords: trade union rights; competitiveness; trade; economic implication; developed countries; developing countries; econometric model; freedom of association; collective bargaining; manufacturing; export volume; droits syndicaux; compétitivité; commerce international; conséquences économiques; pays développés; pays en développement; modèle économétrique; liberté syndicale; négociation collective; industries manufacturières; volume des exportations; derechos sindicales; competitividad; comercio internacional; consecuencias económicas; países desarrollados; países en desarrollo; modelo econométrico; libertad sindical; negociación colectiva; industrias manufactureras; volumen de exportaciones;

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    Cited by:
    1. Neumayer, Eric & Soysa, Indra de, 2006. "Globalization and the Right to Free Association and Collective Bargaining: An Empirical Analysis," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 31-49, January.
    2. Eric Neumayer & Indra de Soysa, 2004. "Globalization and the Right to Free Association and Collective," Labor and Demography 0410006, EconWPA, revised 22 Apr 2005.
    3. Pegler, L.J., 2011. "Sustainable Value Chains and Labour - Linking Chain and "Inner Drivers" - From Concepts to Practice," ISS Working Papers - General Series 525, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    4. Bazillier, Remi, 2008. "Core Labor Standards and Development: Impact on Long-Term Income," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 17-38, January.

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