Comment on Alan Hyde: The Perils of Economic Justifications for International Labor Standards

Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 180-188, 2009

11 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2010

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Guy Davidov

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This comment questions the relevance of the Stag Hunt model, employed by Alan Hyde in his contribution to this volume, to the context of international labor standards. Despite Hyde’s insistence to the contrary, it is argued that in some cases child labor could create a comparative advantage to developing countries. This shows the difficulty with Hyde’s reliance solely on market failures to justify international labor standards. The exclusion of other (non-economic) justifications results in an extremely diluted international labor law.

Keywords: game theory, labor rights, Stag Hunt model, Alan Hyde, economic justifications, employment law, labor law

Suggested Citation

Davidov, Guy, Comment on Alan Hyde: The Perils of Economic Justifications for International Labor Standards (2009). Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 180-188, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1549700

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