Labour Unions and the Theory of International Trade

Labour Unions and the Theory of International Trade

1st Edition - July 1, 1991

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  • Authors: M.C. Kemp, N. van Long, K. Shimomura
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295350

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This book provides a theory of trade between countries in at least one of which the pattern of competitive markets is disturbed by a powerful national labour union and in which, therefore, wage distortions are endogenous; the book then proceeds to re-examine the several comparative-equilibrium questions of conventional trade theory. In addition, several questions are confronted which can be posed only in the new framework.In Chapters II and III, two well-known models of production and trade are taken. In Chapter IV the analysis of Chapter II is reconsidered under the assumption that there is a strong labour union in each trading country. Chapters V-VII broaden the scope of analysis by allowing for capital accumulation and its interaction with union policies.

Table of Contents

  • A Prospectus. The Heckscher-Ohlin Model. The Specific-Factors Model. A Labour Union in Every Country. Union Power in the Long Run. A Differential Game between the Labour Unions of Different Countries. A Differential Game between Organised Labour and Organised Capital. References. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1991
  • Published: July 1, 1991
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295350

About the Authors

M.C. Kemp

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

N. van Long

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

K. Shimomura

Affiliations and Expertise

Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

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