Axel Gottfries

Axel Gottfries is a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh, where he has been employed since completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2018. His research focuses on labor economics and macroeconomics.

The FTC’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetes Could Raise Wages by Four Percent

Nearly one in five American workers are affected by noncompete agreements, which prevent workers from working for or creating a rival firm. In new research, Axel Gottfries and Gregor Jarosch estimate that the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed noncompete ban could raise wages by 4%.

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