|VOLUME 2 (2000), ISSUE 3 (SUMMER)
WAGE BARGAINING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: A THEORY OF OPTIMUM WAGE AREAS
Surprisingly, wage policy and the structure of collective bargaining systems have been discussed in relation to the process of European monetary integration only as the core adjustment mechanism in an optimal currency area. In this view, wage policy becomes very mechanistic, the question of the functioning of a common currency area with fragmented collective bargaining systems and institutions does not arise. However, this article addresses the question whether the integrated Europe, particularly after the formation of a monetary union in 1999, will need a European-wide regulation of the labor markets and bargaining systems.
Wages - Wage Policy - Bargaining - European Union
Arne HEISE teaches Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria, and he is a member of the Institute for Economic and Social Research at the Hans Böckler Foundation, Germany.
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