University of South Carolina, USA, University of Durham, UK, and IZA, Germany
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Unions, Minimum wage, Employee workplace representation, Codetermination
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Professor, University of South Carolina, USA, and University of Durham, UK
John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Labor Economics and Public Policy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA; Professor of Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
PhD, London School of Economics, 1971
“Minimum wage increases in a recessionary environment.” Labour Economics 23 (2013): 30–39 (with M. Blackburn and C. Cotti).
“The reservation wage unemployment duration nexus.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 75:6 (2013) 980–987 (with J. Machado and P. Portugal).
“Minimum wages, labor market institutions, and female employment: A cross-national analysis.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65:4 (2012): 779–809 (with O. D. Ozturk).
The Economics of Codetermination: Lessons from the German Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
“Unemployment duration: A competing risks model with defective risks.” Journal of Human Resources 38:1 (2003): 156–191 (with P. Portugal).
Declining union power would not be an overwhelming cause for concern if not for rising wage inequality and the loss of worker voiceJohn T. Addison, February 2020The micro- and macroeconomic effects of the declining power of trade unions have been hotly debated by economists and policymakers, although the empirical evidence does little to suggest that the impact of union decline on economic aggregates and firm performance is an overwhelming cause for concern. That said, the association of declining union power with rising earnings inequality and the loss of an important source of dialogue between workers and their firms have proven more worrisome if no less contentious. Causality issues dog the former association and while the diminution in representative voice seems indisputable any depiction of the non-union workplace as an authoritarian “bleak house” is more caricature than reality.MoreLess