A Study of Political Activism in Labour Courts

James Booth, Ben FREYENS

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We analyse 1234 judicial decisions to estimate political activism amongst judges arbitrating dismissal disputes in Australian labour courts. The political colour of the appointing political party and judges’ work background affect probability of employee success by about 10% points.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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