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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Pre-Strike Ballots


  • Alan Manning


This paper uses a number of economic models to suggest ways in which the mandatory pre-strike ballots introduced in the UK Trade Union Act 1984 might be expected to affect union democracy, strike activity, wage and employment.

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  • Alan Manning, 1992. "An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Pre-Strike Ballots," CEP Discussion Papers dp0098, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0098

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    1. Rubinstein, Ariel, 1982. "Perfect Equilibrium in a Bargaining Model," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 50(1), pages 97-109, January.
    2. Hart, Oliver & Moore, John, 1990. "Property Rights and the Nature of the Firm," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(6), pages 1119-1158, December.
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    5. Byoung Heon Jun, 1989. "Non-cooperative Bargaining and Union Formation," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 56(1), pages 59-76.
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