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Industry agreements increase wages for low-skilled workers, while company agreements increase medium- and high-skilled wages

The impact of the development of modern systems of collective bargaining on the structure of wages in the post-socialist economies of Central Europe remains largely unexplored. This (open access) article seeks to fill this gap. Using a large, matched employer-employee … Continue reading

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Why did the transition from socialism to capitalism result in economic growth in some countries and decline in others? It is about mass privatization

In general, scholars have advanced three main arguments to explain why did the transition from socialism to capitalism result in improved growth in some countries and significant economic decline in others: (1) successful countries rapidly implemented neoliberal policies; (2) failures … Continue reading

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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of New Investment Funds —private equity, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds—and their impact upon labour and employment. Several countries are selected for in-depth treatment: US, UK, … Continue reading

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