Choice theoretical foundations of union utility functions involving discontinuities

Σταύρος Α. Δρακόπουλος


Trade Union utility functions with discontinuities have started to gain popularity in the last
few years. The main reason for this is the search for more embracing union utility functions. The
choice of the appropriate union utility function has important implications for analysing the
problem of unemployment and wages in unionized labour markets. This paper attempts to provide
the choice theoretical foundations of such functions thereby widening their relevance and
facilitating their application to other areas. The foundations can also be used as a basis for modeling
sequential multi-objective union utility functions.


Utility theory; Mathematical models

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