Unions, Dutch Disease and Unemployment
Models are needed that can explain both the recent structural chang e in the U.K. economy and the possibility that this might have long-r un effects on unemployment. The major results are that arise in material prices is likely to increase long-run unemployment for countries that are net importers of materials, but might lower it for net exporters; that the discovery of a resource like North Sea oil lowers equilibrium unemployment; and that a model with exogenous "union" wages cannot predict the observed pattern of deindustrialization after an oil discovery, but one with an endogenous union wage may. Copyright 1988 by Royal Economic Society.
Volume (Year): 40 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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