Essays on Employment, Job Search, and Retirement

Valentinas Rudys, Fordham University


This dissertation studies labor market issues that older workers face using life cycle partial and general equilibrium models. In the first essay, I study informal employment across European countries. In the second essay, I study Social Security reforms and show new labor market channels that are in effect when reforms take place. In the third and final essay, I study hiring and wage subsidies intended to increase older worker employment and analyze their general equilibrium effects. All essays contained in this dissertation highlight a few of the issues that older workers face and propose innovative new methods to analyze fiscal and labor market policies.

Subject Area

Labor economics|Economic theory|Economics

Recommended Citation

Rudys, Valentinas, "Essays on Employment, Job Search, and Retirement" (2022). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29168393.