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Works Councils and Employment Growth: - A Reply to Addison and Teixeira

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  • Uwe Jirjahn

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In this reply, I argue that Addison and Teixeira’s rejoinder to my study is characteristically misleading and erroneous. While the authors agree that my investigation is interesting in its own right, they doubt that my findings indicate misspecification. But they ignore almost all of the German studies on employment growth. While Addison and Teixeira admit several serious mistakes in their tables, they do a poor job in comparing their paper with my study. Basically, they compare apples with oranges. Addison and Teixeira complain that I do not appreciate the overall contribution of their analysis. Yet, this simply distracts from the fundamental issue. Finally, the authors come up with personal allegations and attacks that are far away from good scientific style. In their attempt to discredit my study, Addison and Teixeira do even not provide correct citations of what I wrote.

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  • Uwe Jirjahn, 2008. "Works Councils and Employment Growth: - A Reply to Addison and Teixeira," Industrielle Beziehungen - Zeitschrift fuer Arbeit, Organisation und Management - The German Journal of Industrial Relations, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 15(4), pages 436-448.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:indbez:doi_10.1688/1862-0035_indb_2008_04_jirjahn
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    Cited by:

    1. Uwe JIRJAHN & Stephen C. SMITH, 2018. "Nonunion Employee Representation: Theory And The German Experience With Mandated Works Councils," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(1), pages 201-233, March.
    2. Gralla, Rafael & Kraft, Kornelius, 2012. "Separating Introduction Effects from Selectivity Effects: The Differences in Employment Patterns of Co-Determined Firms," IZA Discussion Papers 7022, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    Keywords

    Works Council; Employment Growth; Misspecification Error; Error of Omission; Argumentum ad Hominem;

    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management

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