Works Councils - Sand or Grease in the Operation of German Firms?

14 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2002

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Thorsten Schank

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Claus Schnabel

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Joachim Wagner

University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

Using a large panel data set we investigate whether works councils act as sand or grease in the operation of German firms. Stochastic production frontier analysis indicates that establishments with and without a works council do not exhibit significant differences in efficiency.

Keywords: Works Council, Codetermination, Production Frontier Analysis, Germany

JEL Classification: J50

Suggested Citation

Schank, Thorsten and Schnabel, Claus and Wagner, Joachim, Works Councils - Sand or Grease in the Operation of German Firms? (November 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=358365

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