Award Year

2016

Award Type

Honorable Mention

Dissertation Advisor

John Bound

Abstract

This dissertation contains essays on three questions about the labor market. In light of the fact that firms account for a substantial share of earnings inequality, Chapter 1 asks why some firms pay their employees so much and some so little. Chapter 2 asks why men and women work at different firms. And Chapter 3 asks what are the long-run effects of the minimum wage?

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