Region Focus

Winter 2003

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The Economic Effects of "Right-to-Work" Laws
By Aaron Steelman


Readings

Holmes, Thomas J. "The Effect of State Policies on the Location of Manufacturing: Evidence From State Borders." Journal of Political Economy, 1998, vol. 106, no. 4, pp. 667-705.

Moore, William J. "The Determinants and Effects of Right-to-Work Laws: A Review of the Recent Literature." Journal of Labor Research, 1998, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 445-469.

Palley, Thomas I. "Right-to-Work (for Less): An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Right-to-Work Legislation on State Economic Outcomes." Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO, June 2001.

Wilson, William T. "The Effect of Right-to-Work Laws on Economic Development." Midland, Mich.: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, June 2002.

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