What do unions do at the large scale? Macro-economic evidence from a panel of OECD countries

This paper investigates the long-run relationship between trade unionism and productivity using a panel data set comprising of 18 OECD economies. Much of the existing evidence on this issue derives from micro-economic studies, with limited attention paid to long-run dynamics and economy-wide effects. Using the mean group and pooled mean group estimation techniques on cross-country panel data, the paper offers support to the "productivity-increasing face of unionism" hypothesis, revealing a positive relationship between trade union density and per worker output.


Issue Date:
2007-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Print ISSN 1514-0326 (Other)
Online ISSN1667-6726 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43639
Published in:
Journal of Applied Economics, Volume 07, Number 1
Page range:
27-46
Total Pages:
20
JEL Codes:
C23; J51; O4




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