International Labor Standards

History, Theory, and Policy Options

Kaushik Basu (Redaktør) ; Henrik Horn (Redaktør) ; Lisa Roman (Redaktør) ; Judith Shapiro (Redaktør)

«'Questions relating to international labour standards have been the subject of much controversy and research as several unions and some rich-country governments have sought to advance them through sanctions while most poor-country governments and some important and sizeable democratic unions in them have opposed this. This volume is an important and timely contribution to this debate, providing scholarly and penetrating research to illuminate the issues at stake. It is a classic that must be studied by everyone engaged in this debate.' Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University 'International Labor Standards is an extremely valuable and wide-ranging introduction to current debates over labor standards. The book gives a detailed history of standards; a broad and even-handed view of economic arguments for and against standards; and serious discussion of the problem of child labor. [It] concludes with an intriguing analysis of the potential role of the World Trade Organization in helping to raise standards. In place»

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. Les mer
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This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history? What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards? What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor? What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play? Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

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Part I. Introduction: Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith Shapiro. Part II: The Evolution of Labor Standards: 1. The History and Political Economy of International Labor Standards: Stanley Engerman (Rochester University). Commentary 1.1 The Parallels Between the Past and the Present: Jane Humphries (All-Souls College, Oxford University). Commentary 1.2 Legislation Versus Bargaining Power: The Evolution of Scandinavian Labor Standards: Karl-Ove Moene and Michael Wallerstein (Oslo University). Part III: The Theory of International Labor Standards: 2. The Impact of International Labor Standards. A Survey of Economic Theory: Nirvikar Singh (University of California, Santa Cruz). Commentary 2.1 Old Wine in New Bottles?: T.N. Srinivasan (Yale University). Commentary 2.2 Governing Labor Relations: Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics). Part IV: The Issue Of Child Labor: 3. Child Labor: Theory, Evidence and Policy: Drusilla Brown (Tufts University), Alan Deardorff (Michigan University), and Robert Stern (Michigan University). Commentary 3.1 The Political Economy of Child Labor: Alan Krueger (Princeton University). Commentary 3.2 Social Norms, Coordination and Policy Issues in the Fight Against Child Labor: Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva (El Colegio de Mexico). Part V: The International Organisation and Enforcement of Labor Standards: 4. A Role For The WTO: Robert Staiger (University of Wisconsin). Commentary 4.1 Trade and Labor Standards. To Link or Not to Link?: Alan L Winters (University of Sussex). Commentary 4.2 The Need to Micro-Manage Regulatory Diversity: Petros Mavroidis (University of Neuchatel). Index.

Om forfatteren

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies in the Economics Department at Cornell University. He has taught at the London School of Economics and the Delhi School of Economics. Professor Basu is Editor of Social Choice and Welfare and Associate Editor of The Journal of Development Economics, The Japanese Economic Review, the Bulletin of Economic Research, and the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development. He was the receipent of the National Mahalanobis Memorial Medal (1989) for contributions to economics.