Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp015h73pw05m
 Title: The Pitfalls in Judging Arbitrator Impartiality by Win-Loss Tallies Under Final-Offer Arbitration Authors: Bloom, DavidAshenfelter, Orley Issue Date: 1-May-1983 Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 163 Abstract: This paper contains some early results of a longer term empirical study of a New Jersey arbitration statute that covers police officers and firefighters. The purpose of this larger study is twofold. First, we hope to shed some light on how differences in the structure of arbitration mechanisms affect the size and frequency of negotiated settlements as well as arbitration outcomes. This is possible in New Jersey because the same panel of arbitrators administers both final—offer and conventional arbitra- tion systems simultaneously. Second, it is our view that arbitration systems share much in common with other judicial and quasi-judicial dispute settlement mechanisms. It is our hope to shed some light on the more general issues surrounding the design and evaluation of these systems through the much needed empirical study of the operation of one such system. In this paper we report some important results for the interpreta- tion and evaluation of arbitrator impartiality under the New Jersey sta- tute. We suspect these results are equally relevant for the interpretation of other arbitration experiences. URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp015h73pw05m Appears in Collections: IRS Working Papers

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