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University of California, Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ARE 150 Fall 2009 Philip Martin Dist 11/10/09 martin@primal.ucdavis.edu Due 12/1/09 Review Questions 4—Final is Tuesday, December 8, 2009-1-3pm Key readings—Chapters 7-8 and Handouts, Martin&Midgley; Borjas; Lowenstein 1A. What is a typical ALRB remedy for a ULP, and what is its purpose? B. What is the make-whole remedy, and how does it protect employers who bargain in good faith? 2A. Illustrate and explain how a (1) partially effective farm worker strike and (2) a consumer boycott can affect grower revenues and worker wages. B. Which tool—strikes or boycotts--is “best” for (1) employers and (2) workers? 3A. What is a demand-for-labor curve, and what kinds of demand-for-labor curves do unions want—elastic or inelastic? Why? B. What factors determine the elasticity of the demand for labor? C. What can farm worker unions do to affect the elasticity of demand? 4A. Illustrate and explain three possible union maximization goals? B. If the demand for labor is L = 110 – 10w and the supply of labor is w = 5 (an employer can get an unlimited number of workers at $5 an hour), calculate employment,
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