Tag Archives: Unions

Who Pays for Public Employee Health Costs?

From Jeff Clemens and David Cutler: We analyze the incidence of public-employee health benefits. Because these benefits are negotiated through the political process, relevant labor market institutions deviate significantly from the competitive, private-sector benchmark. Empirically, we find that roughly 15 percent … Continue reading

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The Declining U.S. Labor Share

See here for more info from this paper by Bart Hobijn and Aysegul Sahin.

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Corporate Taxes and Union Wages in the United States

From Alison Felix and Jim Hines: This paper evaluates the effect of U.S. state corporate income taxes on union wages. American workers who belong to unions are paid more than their non-union counterparts, and this difference is greater in low-tax … Continue reading

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Hysteresis & the Unemployment Problem

Summers and Blanchard have a paper on Hysteresis in Europe in the 1980s in which they discuss three main potential causes of hysteresis, which is a very high dependence of current employment on past unemployment. The three causes are (1) physical … Continue reading

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