Co-Determination, Efficiency, and Productivity
Felix R. Fitzroy
University of St. Andrews; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
University of Dortmund - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1442
We present the first panel estimates of the productivity effects of the unique German institution of parity, board-level co-determination. Although our data span two severe recessions when labour hoarding costs of co-determination are probably highest, and the panel is too short to capture the likely long run benefits in terms of human capital formation and job satisfaction, we find positive productivity effects of the 1976 extension to parity co-determination in large firms.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: co-determination, employee involvement, productivity
JEL Classification: D2, J5, L2working papers series
Date posted: January 5, 2005
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