Non-cooperative bargaining and union formation

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We study a union formation decision problem when workers consist of two groups distinguished by different productivities. Workers may form either a joint union or two separate unions. The whole decision process is modelled as an extensive-form bargaining game. Workers form a joint union when the sizes or productivities of the groups are similar. In the first case, there is a wage differential which is more (less) than proportional to the productivity difference if the size of the more productive is smaller (larger) than that of the less productive. In the second case, there is no wage differential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-76
Number of pages18
JournalReview of Economic Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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