Dynamic games and growth gycles in unionised economies

Marchetti, Enrico (1999) Dynamic games and growth gycles in unionised economies. Working Paper. Dipartimento di Economia Pubblica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italia.


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In this paper we integrate the dynamic models formulated by the microeconomic theory of trade unions and the differential games approach. We demonstrate that the results of the dynamic monopoly union model, elaborated by Kidd and Oswald (1987) and Jones and McKenna (1994), can be obtained as solutions of a Stackelberg differential game between firms and unions under particular assumptions on union’s membership dynamic. We also develop a Nash differential game whose solutions imply a cycle in wage share of product and employment rate which resembles Goodwin’s (1967) cyclical growth path. This result is obtained by use of the Hopf theorem on local bifurcations, under particular hypotheses on the membership dynamics.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: JEL Classification: C00, C72, J51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trade unions, nonlinear dynamics, differential games, cyclical growth
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 330 Economia
Depositing User: Dipartimento economia e diritto
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2009
Last Modified: 20 May 2010 12:02
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/1144

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