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Honorable Mention

Dissertation Advisor

John Bound


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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