Labor Market Regulation and Productivity Growth: Evidence for Twenty OECD Countries (1984–2004)

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Servaas Storm

Delft University of Technology - Department of Economics

C.W.M. NAASTEPAD

Delft University of Technology - Economics of Innovation

Abstract

We present empirical evidence for a cross section of twenty OECD countries (1984–2004) that a relatively regulated and coordinated (“rigid”) industrial relations system promotes long-run labor productivity growth. This conclusion is reinforced when we differentiate between (three) categories of OECD industrial relations systems and test for differences in productivity performance.

Suggested Citation

Storm, Servaas and Naastepad, C. W.M., Labor Market Regulation and Productivity Growth: Evidence for Twenty OECD Countries (1984–2004). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. 629-654, October 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1485822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00579.x

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