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Employment Protection and Product Market Competition

  • Sebastian G. Kessing

A firm facing employment protection will defend its market position more fiercely than a rival firm operating without such restrictions. However, "ex ante" such firms may be more reluctant to expand. For the benchmark case of contest competition, the defensive effect dominates. A firm facing employment protection has a stronger average market position. Copyright The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" 2006 .

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Volume (Year): 108 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (07)
Pages: 339-352

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