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Workers vs. Government: Who Adjusts to Whom?
Department of Economics, University of Oslo.
1985 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A dominant trade union and the government are regarded as players in a game. It is argued that the institutional setting is such that the union in effect takes the first move, and government the last. Then the Stackelberg-solution with the union as leader is a Nash-equilibrium. This solution is in accordance with an accommodating policy, implying relatively high wage and price levels and a poor trade balance. A non-accommodating policy with a following union would be preferred by the government, and may not imply lower employment, but it is likely to require short-run losses in order to be established. A cooperative solution could be to mutual benefit, but is rarely observed. Problems of realizing it are discussed.

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Stockholm: IIES , 1985. , 44 p.
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Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 307
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41330DiVA: diva2:329503
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Published in connection with a visit at the IIESAvailable from: 2010-07-12 Created: 2010-07-12 Last updated: 2010-07-12

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