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Dispute Incidence in Manufacturing and Co-movements in Economic Activity: Evidence from India


  • Saibal Ghosh

    (Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Reserve Bank of India Fort, Mumbai - 400 001, India)


The present paper examines the cyclicality of disputes in India. Using data on manufacturing sector at the 2-digit level for the period 1964-1997, the paper finds disputes to be pro-cyclical. The pro-cyclical effect was found to be numerically large in certain cases, even after controlling for regime changes and composition of disputes over the sample period. The pro-cyclicality of dispute was also found to be robust to alternative specifications of the economic activity variable.

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  • Saibal Ghosh, 2004. "Dispute Incidence in Manufacturing and Co-movements in Economic Activity: Evidence from India," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 39(2), pages 349-369, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:39:y:2004:i:2:p:349-369

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    Dispute; Lockout-intensity; Manufacturing; Pro-cyclical;

    JEL classification:

    • J52 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation


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