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The Economics of the Trade Union - Alison L. Booth

The Economics of the Trade Union

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Published: 23rd January 1995
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This book analyzes the crucial features of unionized labor markets in industrialized countries, with particular emphasis on Britain and the United States. The techniques used by economists to model unionized labor markets are carefully explained. The connection between theoretical modeling and empirical testing of the theories is also emphasized. The book is directed to undergraduate economics students studying labor economics and to masters students in economics or industrial relations, but it is also accessible to general readers with a quantitative background.

'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: 9780521468398
ISBN-10: 0521468396
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 23rd January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.48