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Wages, Taxes and the Utility-Maximizing Trade Union: A Confrontationwith Norwegian Data

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  • Hersoug, Tor
  • Kjaer, Knut N
  • Rodseth, Asbjorn

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This paper estimates a model of wage formation where the central assumptions are: (1) exce pt for a random error term, the aggregate wage level is determined by a single t rade union; (2) union utility depends on the real disposable wage and on employm ent; and (3) firmsdetermine employment and react to wage increases by reducing employment. The purpose is to see whether such a theory can be made operational and whether the model can be made to fit reasonably well with Norwegian data (19 62-82). Results are mixed and do not give much support to the approach taken, bu t several possibilities for further refinement remain. Copyright 1986 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Hersoug, Tor & Kjaer, Knut N & Rodseth, Asbjorn, 1986. "Wages, Taxes and the Utility-Maximizing Trade Union: A Confrontationwith Norwegian Data," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 38(3), pages 403-423, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:38:y:1986:i:3:p:403-23
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    1. David G. Blanchflower & Andrew J. Oswald, 1995. "The Wage Curve," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 026202375x, January.
    2. Bovenberg, A. Lans & Graafland, Johan J. & de Mooij, Ruud A., 2000. "Tax reform and the Dutch labor market: an applied general equilibrium approach," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(1-2), pages 193-214, October.
    3. Forslund, Anders & Gottfries, Nils & Westermark, Andreas, 2005. "Real and nominal wage adjustment in open economies," Working Paper Series 2005:23, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

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