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Green trade unions: structure, wages and environmental technology

Asproudis, E. and Gil-Moltó, M. J. (2015) Green trade unions: structure, wages and environmental technology. Environmental and Resource Economics. 60(2), pp. 165-189. 0924-6460.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of trade union structure on firms’ technological choices when unions care about environmental protection. We compare a decentralized with a centralized union structure in a Cournot duopoly. Our results suggest that a decentralized structure provides higher incentives for the investment in cleaner technologies, although emissions may be lower under a centralized structure. The effect of the environmental damage parameter on wages and output may be non-monotonic.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trade union structure, environmental concerns, emissions, technology, wages, employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD6350 Trade unions. Labor unions. Workers' associations
Creators: Asproudis, Elias and Gil-Moltó, Maria José
Publisher: Springer
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law
Date: February 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 165-189
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume: 60
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0924-6460
Status: Published / Disseminated

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