Efficiency wages, unions, wage bargaining

This is a short list of material on the connections between labour markets and growth performance. It was created in March 2001. Thanks to Tapio Palokangas for supplying some of the references.

Introductory reading

Daveri, F. and Tabellini, G. (2000). Unemployment, growth and taxation in industrial countries, Economic Policy, 30, 49-88.

Palokangas, T. (1996). Endogenous growth and collective bargaining, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 20, 925-44.

Palokangas, T. (1997). The centralization of wage bargaining, investment, and technological change. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 153, 657-73.

Palokangas, T. (2000). Labour Unions, Public Policy and Economic Growth. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. Chapters 8 and 9 in particular.

Peretto, P.F. (2000). Market power, growth and unemployment, a revised version of Duke Economics Working Paper 98-16.

Van Schaik, A.B.M., and De Groot, H.L.F (1998). Unemployment and endogenous growth, Labour 12, 189-219.

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