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Activist unionism: The institutional economics of Solomon Barkin

Опубликовано на портале: 27-10-2003
Armonk: M.E.Sharpe, 1993, cерия "Studies in Institutional Economics", 286 с.
This intellectual biography of Solomon Barkin focuses on his position as Chief of Research of the Textile Workers Union of America when he was a trail blazer in the field of union studies. The book also covers his contributions in institutional economics and his role as an active worker in the union movement pushing for ways of achieving balance through economic policy in the American economy. Forewords are by Clark Kerr and Solomon Stettin. The book is appropriate for library collections and students and scholars in labor economics, labor management relations and industrial organizations.

A series of articles examining the economic ideas of activist/scholar Barkin who, in a career spanning 60 years, served as a consultant and writer of commission reports for state government on issues concerning old age assistance and older workers, as an analyst and administrator in the National Recovery Administration of the New Deal, as chief research officer of the Textile Workers Union of America, and as secretary of research on manpower and social affairs in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, before finishing his career as a professor of economics at the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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