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Instability and Change in Collective Bargaining: An Analysis of the Effects of Changing Institutional Structures

Brandl, B.; Ibsen, C.L.

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C.L. Ibsen



Abstract

Previous studies on collective bargaining structures and macroeconomic performance have largely ignored the role of stable and instable institutional structures and the effects of institutional change itself. In this article we posit that institutional stability of collective bargaining is of major importance for the moderation of unit labour costs growth. This hypothesis is tested on the basis of data which cover the period 1965–2012 and includes 28 countries. The results show that institutional change impairs the capacity to moderate unit labour cost growth significantly in the subsequent years following the change. This effect also holds for changes in both decentralization and centralization of institutions.

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Brandl, B., & Ibsen, C. (2017). Instability and Change in Collective Bargaining: An Analysis of the Effects of Changing Institutional Structures. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 527-550. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12207

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 27, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 30, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2018
Journal British Journal of Industrial Relations
Print ISSN 0007-1080
Electronic ISSN 1467-8543
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 3
Pages 527-550
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12207
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1375768

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This is the accepted version of the following article: Brandl, B. & Ibsen, C.L. (2017). Instability and Change in Collective Bargaining: An Analysis of the Effects of Changing Institutional Structures. British Journal of Industrial Relations 55(3): 527-550, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12207. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.







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