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Collective Bargaining and Wage Formation

Performance and Challenges

  • Hannu Piekkola
  • Kenneth Snellman
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Hannu Piekkola, Kenneth Snellman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Pekka Ilmakunnas
    Pages 35-37
  4. Steinar Holden
    Pages 39-57
  5. Tapio Palokangas
    Pages 59-60
  6. Jukka Pekkarinen, Kari E.O. Alho
    Pages 61-84
  7. Kari E.O. Alho
    Pages 85-101
  8. Anni Heikkilä, Hannu Piekkola
    Pages 103-119
  9. Pekka Sauramo
    Pages 153-168

About these proceedings


This volume considers the development of the wage formation and wage bargaining institutions as a response to changes in the bargaining environment. These changes include a lower level of inflation and the growth in intraindustrial trade as firms have become more specialised. The response to these changes will depend on the current institutions and on the characteristics of the bargaining system. Generally there has been some move towards decentralisation; the question is what should be bargained centrally and which issues should be transferred to lower levels. Some of the contributions pay special attention to Nordic regimes using survey results gathered from the Finnish labour market partners.


Bargaining Collective bargaining Force ouvrière Inflation Labor Economics Labour Economics Wage Formation Wage Rigidity

Editors and affiliations

  • Hannu Piekkola
    • 1
  • Kenneth Snellman
    • 2
  1. 1.ETLAHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Labour Institute for Economic ResearchHelsinkiFinland

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