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Unionized Labor Markets and Globalized Capital Markets

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  • Marta Aloi
  • Manuel Leite-Monteiro
  • Teresa Lloyd-Braga

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This paper studies the effects of international integration of capital markets in a world where countries differ in their labor market institutions: one country has a perfectly competitive labor market while the other is unionized. We show that workers should favor autarky in the unionized country, but oppose it in the non unionized country and vice versa for owners of capital. Aggregate gains from integration, however, are negative. We also show that, under capital mobility, an increase in relative bargaining power of unions does not always improve workers’ welfare.

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  • Marta Aloi & Manuel Leite-Monteiro & Teresa Lloyd-Braga, 2008. "Unionized Labor Markets and Globalized Capital Markets," Discussion Papers 08/10, University of Nottingham, Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM).
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