An Institutional Economic Analysis of Labor Unions

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Kaufman, BE
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Christopher Carpenter and Steven Raphael

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2012
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This paper uses institutional economic theory in the line of Commons and Coase to examine the purposes, economic effects, and social welfare consequences of labor unions. Cross-discipline and cross-national principles of the institutional paradigm are described, the American and European literatures are briefly juxtaposed, and the subject of unions is placed in a larger paradigm context. Relative to previous studies, this paper presents the most formal and analytically developed application of institutional theory to the subject of unions. A number of new or revisionist implications are developed, as are contrasts with neoclassical-based models.

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Industrial Relations

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51

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S1

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Applied economics

Industrial and employee relations

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