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Wage policy in Austria and the Netherlands under EMU

Alison Johnston A change in performance or the continuation of the status-quo?

Publication date : 2009

Number of pages : 43

Author(s) :

Alison Johnston

Edited by :

ETUI, Brussels

This paper analyses how wage policy in Austria and the Netherlands was affected by economic and monetary union (EMU). The paper concludes that EMU and the macroeconomic shifts resulting from it have had little influence on wage-setting in Austria and the Netherlands. While wage restraint outcomes did diverge for both countries after the start of EMU, this paper will argue that different wage institutions lead to this divergence. The EMU’s new macroeconomic order did not significantly change either countries microeconomic wage institutions.

Collection: 2009.07
ETUI, Brussels, ISSN 1994-4446 , ISSN 1994-4454 (pdf)

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