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Corporatism and Economic Performance

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  • Andersson, Fredrik C. A.

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This paper models corporatism as affecting both the preferences of the parties involved as well as the rules of the game. The analysis is conducted in a union-government game on determining wages and unemployment benefits. The result indicates that international conditions might be important for the functions of the concept of corporatism. It may also serve as an explanation to the poor performance on production and employment in some of the former so successful European corporatist states in the 1990s. The implication of this is that corporatism might not be a successful social organisation in the globalised economy.

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  • Andersson, Fredrik C. A., 2000. "Corporatism and Economic Performance," Working Papers 2000:21, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2000_021
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    Keywords

    Corporatism; Interest groups; Labour unions;

    JEL classification:

    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects

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