Unions, managers and monopolies: how concentration and managerial power contribute to rising wage inequality

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

The extent to which income inequality can be traced to shifts in the distribution of rents and/or to declines of workers’ share of those rents is an open and important question, one that researchers have had difficulty answering due to data limitations. This research will link multiple administrative datasets to assess how concentration in managerial power contributes to rising wage inequality. The research will make an important contribution to our understanding of the larger forces generating income inequality—specifically, how corporate decision-making that fuels market concentration may also fuel income inequality

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