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Interaction between product market and labour market power: evidence from France, Belgium and Chile

By José Miguel Benavente, Sabien Dobbelaere and Jacques Mairesse


This article jointly estimates price-cost mark-ups and union bargaining power of manufacturing firms in France, Belgium and Chile. Our GMM results provide strong evidence of price-cost mark-ups being underestimated when labour market imperfections are ignored, corresponding to the omission of the part of product rents captured by the workers

Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1080/13504850701206478
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