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Labor unions and economic integration: A review

  • Domenico Buccella

    (Dipartimento di Economia Politica, Università di Siena)

This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical microeconomic literature on the effects of product market integration and internationalization of firms activities upon labor unions. It relates these issues to the European experience, indicating future lines of research in this field.

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Article provided by Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its journal Económica.

Volume (Year): LVII (2011)
Issue (Month): (January-December)
Pages: 25-89

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Handle: RePEc:lap:journl:575
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