|Essays in the Economics of Collective Bargaining and Labor Market Power
|Year of Publication
|New York, NY
|Economics, Labor Unions, nursing home care, Pensions, Retirement
This dissertation consists of three empirical research studies that broadly pertain to the economics of collective bargaining, or the process by which employees act through labor unions to negotiate with employers over compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment; and of labor market power, which refers to the ability of economic actors to set wages and employment at levels different from those that would obtain under a theoretical ideal of perfect competition, wherein both workers and firms are atomized agents with no unilateral ability to influence a market equilibrium.