The Economic Effects of Unions in Latin America: Their Impact on Wages and the Economic Performance of Firms in Uruguay

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Adriana Cassoni

Universidad de la Republica

Gaston J. Labadie

Universidad ORT at Uruguay

Gabriela Fachola

Universidad ORT at Uruguay

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

This study examines the impact of unionization and the level of centralization in bargaining, at the level of the industry or the firm, on wages and on the economic performance of firms within the manufacturing sector in Uruguay, using a panel of establishments for the period 1988 to 1995. In doing so, we control for the degree of exposure to international and regional competition as well as for industry and firm characteristics.

Suggested Citation

Cassoni, Adriana and Labadie, Gaston J. and Fachola, Gabriela, The Economic Effects of Unions in Latin America: Their Impact on Wages and the Economic Performance of Firms in Uruguay (September 2002). IDB Working Paper No. 174, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1814724 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1814724

Adriana Cassoni (Contact Author)

Universidad de la Republica ( email )

Gonzalo Ramirez 1926
Montevideo, 11200
Uruguay

Gaston J. Labadie

Universidad ORT at Uruguay ( email )

Bvar. Espana 2633
Montevideo
Uruguay, 11300

Gabriela Fachola

Universidad ORT at Uruguay ( email )

Bvar. Espana 2633
Montevideo

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