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Oligopsonistic Cats and Dogs

Dewit, Dr. Gerda and Leahy, Dr. Dermot (2005) Oligopsonistic Cats and Dogs. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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We study the strategic investment behaviour of oligopsonistic rivals in the labour market. Under wage competition, firms play "puppy dog" with productivityaugmenting investment and "fat cat" with supply-enhancing investment. Under employment competition, investing strategically always involves playing "top dog".

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Working paper series N159/09/05
Keywords: Oligopsony, Strategic behaviour, Productivity-augmenting investment, Supply-enhancing investment.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
Item ID: 253
Depositing User: Ms Sandra Doherty
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2005
Refereed: No

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