Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School

No 13-2000:

Trine Filges and Birthe Larsen

Abstract: This paper challenges the traditional view that unemployment is high because insiders determine the union wage. The insiders in this paper are characterized by being more efficient when they search for a job than the outsiders, implying that they experience relatively less unemployment. We assume that wages are determined by a monopoly union and further that a union leader is elected by a majority voting rule. Insiders may prefer a lower wage than outsiders, implying the possibility of lower unemployment.

Keywords: Insiders and Outsiders; Search; Unemployment; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: J20; J50; J60; (follow links to similar papers)

24 pages, April 1, 2000

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

x648078301.pdf    PDF-file
Download Statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Lars Nondal ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsnow:2000_013 This page was generated on 2014-12-14 19:21:48