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When the union hurts the workers : a positive analysis of immigration policy

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This paper studies the determinants of immigration policy in an economy with entrepreneurs and workers where a trade union has monopoly power over wages. The presence of the union leads a benevolent government to implement a high level of immigration and induces a welfare loss not only from an aggregate point of view, but even from the point of view of workers. In the politico-economic equilibrium where interest groups lobby for immigration, we show the condition under which workers are no longer hurt by the presence of the union.

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Giorgio Bellettini, Carlotta Berti Ceroni

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18785

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