Jellal, Mohamed (2009): Unionized Labor Market and Regulation of Monopoly.
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In developing countries, empirical evidence suggests that labor unions entail a positive wage gap for unionized workers, in particular in monopolistic and publicly controlled firms. In this paper, we analyze how the presence of a labor union affects the regulation of a monopoly under asymmetric information. Since part of the informational rent left to the monopolistic firm benefits to the syndicate, we prove that the regulator is induced to lower the rent when the union has a large bargaining power. The net consumers' surplus can either increase or decrease with the firm's bargaining power depending on the firm's efficiency type. JEL
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Unionized Labor Market and Regulation of Monopoly|
|Keywords:||asymmetric Information ;Labor Union ; Monopolistic Firms ; Regulation Incentives|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J51 - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D42 - Monopoly
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L43 - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
|Depositing User:||Mohamed Jellal|
|Date Deposited:||14. Sep 2009 23:54|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 00:46|
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