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Imperfect goods and labor markets, regulation, and spillover effects

  • (De)regulatory interventions frequently have unintended cross- market effects, which may or may not be desirable. We assess the effects of three policies on aggregate variables, in particular real income, from a theoretical perspective. Our results suggest that instruments acting upon wages have only a weak impact on real income, whereas the distribution of income is affected strongly. In contrast, a policy that enhances product market competition is fostering real income, but also impacts strongly on union wages and the distribution of income.

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Author:Helge SannerGND
Series (Serial Number):Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge (56)
Document Type:Working Paper
Year of Completion:2003
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2007/06/11
RVK - Regensburg Classification:QD 100
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Notes extern:Sanner, Helge: Imperfect goods and labor markets, regulation, and spillover effects / Helge Sanner. - Potsdam : Univ., 2003. - 24 Bl. : graph. Darst.
(Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge : Diskussionsbeitrag ; 56)