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Entrepreneurship in a Unionised Economy

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  • Vesa Kanniainen

    (University of Helsinki)

  • Mikko Leppamaki

    (University of Helsinki)

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This paper shows that labor market institutions are important for the formation of new entreprises and market entry. The effects of different labor market institutions on wage determination, entrepreneurship and firm size are analysed both analytically and illustrated numerically. Models where labor unions are strong in the wage setting are compared to the case of more competitive labor markets. The main result is that union power reduces entrepreneurship in the sense of new entry and results in a decline of the optimal size of enterprises, measured in terms of their hired labor.

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  • Vesa Kanniainen & Mikko Leppamaki, 2000. "Entrepreneurship in a Unionised Economy," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1473, Econometric Society.
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    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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