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Unionized duopoly, market competition with differentiated products, and welfare

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Conventional wisdom associates high social welfare levels with more competitive product markets. Adopting a conjectural variation model in a unionized duopoly with differentiated products and right-to-manage bargaining, the present work finds that the impact of market competition on social welfare crucially depends on the degree of differentiation and the union’s disagreement utility. Copyright Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale 2015

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  • Domenico Buccella, 2015. "Unionized duopoly, market competition with differentiated products, and welfare," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 42(4), pages 455-473, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:epolin:v:42:y:2015:i:4:p:455-473
    DOI: 10.1007/s40812-015-0018-1
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    Keywords

    Bargaining; Conjectural variation; Unionized oligopoly; Social welfare; D43; J51; L13;
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    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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