Wages and the Bargaining Regime in a Corporatist Setting

Published in: European Journal of Political Economy 18 (2002). 317--331. (with Joop Hartog and Coen Teulings)

In a corporatist country, of which the Netherlands is an example, wages should not be distinguished by union membership status, but by the bargaining regime. Four bargaining regimes can be distinguished: (i) company level bargaining, (ii) industry level bargaining, (iii) mandatory extension of an industry agreement, and (iv) no collective bargaining. Acknowledging firms bargaining regime, we find small differences between the four regimes, and certainly no distinctionrnbetween covered and uncovered firms.

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