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How do trade union rights affect trade competitiveness?

  • Kucera, David
  • Sarn, Ritash
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    Uses a bilateral trade gravity model to evaluate the effects of freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) rights on exports. Finds robust relationships between stronger FACB rights and higher total manufacturing exports.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 369300.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Publication status: Published in Working paper :
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:369300
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