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Wage Bargaining in Industries with Market Power

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  • A. Jorge Padilla
  • Samuel Bentolila
  • Juan J. Dolado

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In this paper we develop a game-theoretic version of the "right-to-manage" model of firm-level bargaining where strategic interactions among firms are explicitly recognized. Our main aim is to investigate how equilibrium wages and employment react to changes in various labor and product market variables.

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  • A. Jorge Padilla & Samuel Bentolila & Juan J. Dolado, 1996. "Wage Bargaining in Industries with Market Power," Working Papers 9616, Banco de España.
  • Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:9616
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    Keywords

    WAGES; LABOUR MARKET; INDUSTRY; TRADE UNIONS;
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    JEL classification:

    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General

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