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The Economics of the Trade Union By Alison L. Booth (Birkbeck College, University of London)

The Economics of the Trade Union
by Alison L. Booth (Birkbeck College, University of London)

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This book analyses the crucial features of unionised labour markets in industrialised countries, with particular emphasis on Britain and the US. It explains the techniques used by economists to model unionised labour markets, and the connection between theoretical modelling and the empirical testing of theories.
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The Economics of the Trade Union by Alison L. Booth (Birkbeck College, University of London)

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 non-union labour markets where workers have some market power. In this book, Alison Booth, a 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.

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The Economics of the Trade Union Reviews


'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
"She does an admirable and very thorough job covering the history of unions in Britain and the US; the standard (and not-so-standard) economic theory of union behavior; the effects of unions on wages, wage structure, investment and productivity, profitability, and employment; and the relationship between unions and the macroeconomy....always clear, and the bibliography is outstanding. Highly recommended to upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professional economists." Choice
"She does an admirable and very thorough job covering the history of unions in Britain and the US; the standard (and not-so-standard) economic theory of union behavior; the effects of unions on wages, wage structure, investment and productivity, profitability, and employment; and the relationship between unions and the macroeconomy....always clear, and the bibliography is outstanding. Highly recommended to upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professional economists." Choice
"It provides an excellent insight into a rich vein of inquiry." Edmund Heery, Labour/Le Travail

Table of Contents


List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The development of the union movements of Britain and the United States; 3. The orthodox theoretical framework: an overview; 4. Trade union objectives and the monopoly union model; 5. Bargaining models of the trade union; 6. Empirical estimates of the union wage differential; 7. The impact of trade unions on productivity, investment, profitability, employment and hours; 8. Unions and the macroeconomy; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.

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GOR002807694
The Economics of the Trade Union by Alison L. Booth (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Alison L. Booth (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1994-11-24
312
0521468396
9780521468398
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