Industrial Relations and Macroeconomic Performance: An Application to Spain

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Fabrizio Coricelli

University of Siena - Department of Political and International Sciences ; Paris School of Economics (PSE); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: October 1990

Abstract

The paper analyzes the macroeconomic implications of different systems of industrial relations. After reviewing the relevant literature, and analyzing cross-country evidence, the paper focuses on the experience of centralized bargaining characterizing Spain in the period 1979-86. The paper argues, in accordance with the literature and the cross-country evidence, that the centralization of bargaining yielded positive macroeconomic effects in Spain, and thus that the shift toward a more decentralized setting after 1987 carries several risks. This conclusion is based on an empirical analysis of the wage setting process and of the evolution of labor shares in income.

JEL Classification: 122, 134, 832

Suggested Citation

Coricelli, Fabrizio, Industrial Relations and Macroeconomic Performance: An Application to Spain (October 1990). IMF Working Paper No. 90/93, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885064

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