Wharton PPI B-School for Public Policy Seminar Summaries



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Seminar Date

Fall 11-16-2018

Publication Date

Fall 9-25-2019


Today, unlike in years past, labor is much more likely to be viewed as the victim and not the perpetrator of an antitrust violation, and there is increasing recognition that firm behavior can negatively affect wages, restrict worker mobility, and otherwise harm the interests of workers. Pretty much all the labor-related antitrust litigation of the last 20 years has involved problematic agreements or arrangements among employers, from which labor deserves protection.


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Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Collective Bargaining | Economic Policy | Economics | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Labor Economics | Labor Relations | Unions


labor market monopsony, wage stagnation, mergers, non-compete agreements, anti-poaching agreements, labor market concentration, unions, anti-trust

Summary: Antitrust in Labor Markets