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Labor Unions and Multi-Product Firms in Closed and Open Economies

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Egger, Hartmut ; Koch, Michael:
Labor Unions and Multi-Product Firms in Closed and Open Economies.
In: Canadian Journal of Economics. Vol. 45 (2012) Issue 4 . - pp. 1456-1479.
ISSN 1540-5982
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2012.01745.x

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This paper sets up a general oligopolistic equilibrium model with multi-product firms and union wage setting. In this model, we conduct two policy experiments. First, we show that deunionization induces a general decline in firm scale and scope, the respective reduction being more pronounced in non-unionized industries. Second, we study the consequences of trade liberalization, and show that access to foreign markets lowers firm scope in all industries as well as the scope differential between unionized and non-unionized firms. Adjustments in firm scale turn out to be less clear-cut and, inter alia, depend on the degree of product differentiation.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics II
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics II > Chair Economics II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hartmut Egger
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 08:07
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 08:05
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/9334