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The Economics of the Trade Union - Alison L. Booth

The Economics of the Trade Union

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This book analyses the crucial features of unionised labour markets. The models in the book refer to labour contracts between unions and management, but the method of analysis is also applicable to nonunion labour markets where workers have some market power. In this book, Alison Booth, a leading researcher in the field, emphasises the connection between theoretical and empirical approaches to studying unionised labour markets. She also highlights the importance of taking into account institutional differences between countries and sectors when constructing models of the unionised labour market. While the focus of the book is on the US and British unionised labour markets, the models and analytical methods are applicable to other industrialised countries with appropriate modifications.

'It would be hard to find a more thorough review and assessment of the literature on trade unions within economics ... very useful, the analysis is excellent.' British Universities Industrial Relations Association Newsletter '... this is altogether a useful monograph on a subject which is relatively rarely reviewed. It is written more for specialists and advanced students and is an excellent reference book for a library.' Marc Tardieu, European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Introduction
The development of the union movements of Britain and the United States
The orthodox theoretical framework: an overview
Trade union objectives and the monopoly union model
Bargaining models of the trade union
Empirical estimates of the union wage differential
The impact of trade unions on productivity, investment, profitability, employment and hours
Unions and the macroeconomy
Conclusion
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521464673
ISBN-10: 0521464676
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.95  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.57