Dunlop, John Thomas


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Dunlop, John Thomas

(1914–  ) economist, labor arbitrator; born in Placerville, Calif. His primary interests were labor markets, wage systems, and industrial organizations. His teaching career at Harvard University was temporarily interrupted by his service on the National War Labor Board (1943–54) and as U.S. secretary of labor (1975–76).

Dunlop, John Thomas

 

Born July 5, 1914, in Placer-ville, California. American economist. Ph.D., 1939. Professor of economics since 1950. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1959.

After graduating from the University of California in 1935, Dunlop taught at Stanford University in 1936–37 and at Harvard University from 1938 to 1945. He has written about the problems of labor and wages. In his historical constructions he ignores the objective laws of the fluctuation of wages in capitalist conditions. As a supporter of the so-called collective-bargaining system, he tries to prove that wages are actually determined through collective bargaining, by an agreement between the workers and the capitalists.

WORKS

Wage Determination Under Trade Unions, 2nd ed. Oxford, 1950.
Collective Bargaining: Principles and Cases. Homewood (111.), 1953.
The Theory of Wage Determination. London-New York, 1957.
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