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Unions' relative concerns and strikes in wage bargaining

  • MAULEON, Ana


    (Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, CEREC, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium and Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)



    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • VERGARI, Cecilia


    (Department of Economic Sciences, University of Bologna, I-40125 Bologna, Italy)

We consider a model of wage determination with private information in a duopoly. We investigate the effects of unions having relative concerns on the negotiated wage and the strike activity. We show that an increase of unions' relative concerns has an ambiguous effect on the strike activity.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2010076.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2010076
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