David Arnold

David Arnold is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego and faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research. His main research fields are labor economics. His recent work studies imperfect competition in labor markets and discrimination in pretrial detention. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2020.

Do Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Hurt Workers?

Competition authorities and analysts are increasingly focused on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on worker welfare. Using a novel dataset on Canadian firms and workers, David Arnold, Kevin Milligan, Terry S. Moon and Amirhossein Tavakoli test the empirical validity of several theories on how M&A may help or harm workers.

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