The Role of Regulations in the Development of Labor Market Power: Evidence from Clean Air Act’s New Source Review Permit Program

Awarded Scholars:
Jonathan Kowarski, University of California, Los Angeles
Project Date:
May 2023
Award Amount:

Researchers and policymakers are increasingly focused on the role that competition plays in maintaining fair wages and moderating income inequality. Policies and regulations that can increase competition for employees in order to achieve these goals are being implemented across the U.S. Doctoral student in economics Jonathan Kowarski will investigate how regulations placing a disproportionate share of compliance costs on new or small firms impact local labor markets and worker outcomes. He will analyze American Community Survey data, Annual Social and Economic Supplement data, and administrative tax data for his study.


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