Multi-Levels Bargaining and Efficiency in Search Economies
AbstractIn this note, we extend the traditional search and matching framework to take account of the different levels at which negotiations take place. We show that, in the absence of any distortion, sector-level bargaining ought to be less efficient than bargaining taking place at the other levels. It follows that the introduction of labor market policies as a combination of employment protection, hiring subsidy and payroll tax improves efficiency. This result suggests that the relationship between the level at which bargaining takes place and the labor market performance is far more conditional than most studies acknowledge.
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- Olivier Lharidon & Franck Malherbet, 2011. "Multi-Levels Bargaining and Efficiency in Search Economies," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201124, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2006-12-09 (All new papers)
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