Works councils and rent seeking

The objective of our research is to explore the influence of works councils and to gain new insights on the optimal establishment size, the rent-seeking effect, and the employment-security effect.

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Beckmann, Michael; Kräkel, Matthias (2012): Internal rent seeking, works councils, and optimal establishment size.European Economic Review 56: 711-726. 

Beckmann, Michael; Föhr, Silvia; Kräkel, Matthias (2010): Rent seeking, employment security and works councils: Theory and evidence for Germany.Schmalenbach Business Review 62: 2-40.