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Bender, German

I am an affiliated researcher at Stockholm School of Economics (GaPP) and a senior research associate at Harvard University (CLJE).

I am interested in power relations on the labor market. More specifically, I focus on the institutional and organizational factors that shape and are shaped by labor market actors.

I do mainly qualitative research to explain how and why trade unions, employer associations and the state collectively address issues like wage bargaining, inflation, inequality, competitiveness, labor unrest, and digital automation.

My research is mostly qualitative, and is situated in the cross-disciplinary fields of political economy and industrial relations. I draw on political science, sociology, economics, and organization studies.

Related interest include lobbying/advocacy, think tanks, and labor market effects of artificial intelligence and algorithmic management.

I have presented my research on numerous academic conferences, such as EGOS, AOM, SASE, ILERA, WINIR, and ESPAnet.

I attended Stanford University's 2022 week-long SCANCOR PhD Workshop at Aalto University.

I spent spring term 2023 as Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University's Center for Labor and a Just Economy (CLJE), where I am now a senior research associate.

In addition to my research activities, I work as Chief Analyst at the think tank Arena Idé in Stockholm.

More information on Google Scholar.