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Browsing by Author "Lommerud, Kjell Erik"

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Browsing by Author "Lommerud, Kjell Erik"

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  • Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-12)
    We examine how a downstream merger affects input prices and, in turn, the profitability of a such a merger under Cournot competition with differentiated products. Input suppliers can be interpreted as ordinary upstream ...
  • Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Straume, Odd Rune (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
    We find that trade unions have a rational incentive to oppose the adoption of labour-saving technology when labour demand is inelastic and unions care much for employment relative to wages. Trade liberalisation typically ...
  • Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
    We analyse how the presence of trade unions affects the pattern of mergers in an international oligopoly and the welfare implications thereof. We find that wages for the merger participants are always lower when they ...
  • Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Sørgard, Lars (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-03)
    In a two-country reciprocal dumping model, with one country unionized, we analyze how wage setting and firm location are influenced by trade liberalization. We show that trade liberalization can induce FDI, which is at ...

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