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The Economics of Labor Unions, Volumes 1 and II


Alison L. Booth

Publication date

01 May 2002


This comprehensive collection brings together an impressive range of papers on the economics of laborr unions. Some of these are classics, and others are less well known - included because they cover significant but under-researched areas, or because they raise interesting questions that as yet remain unanswered. The study of labor unions has long fascinated economists. Over the last quarter of the twentieth century there has been a tremendous evaluation of research in this area. This blossoming occurred with the growth of labor economics as a discipline separate from industrial relations, and with the development of micro data sets and the dissemination of sophisticated new micro-econometric techniques with which to analyse them.


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