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  • Globalisation and Union Opposition to Technological Change 

    Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Straume, Odd Rune (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 ...
  • A Union Bashing Model of Inflation Targeting 

    Meland, Frode (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
    This paper shows that in an open economy, general price level inflation targeting may provide large wage setters with little incentive for wage restraint. This contradicts recent developments within the inflation targeting ...
  • Unionised Oligopoly, Trade Liberalisation and Location Choice 

    Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Sørgard, Lars (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 ...