The idiosyncrasies that exist in the United States independent system operator’s structure poses many unique challenges to wholesale energy markets. The array of energy production solutions is one of these challenges to understanding energy markets. Numerous tools have been used to measure the quantitative complexity of energy markets. Few tools and indices exist to track macroeconomic fluctuations in US employment and wage for United States relative to the cost of energy delivery. In modelling the derived labor demand for energy employment, we should be better able to explain markets and allow for predictions in fluctuations in the labor market. This research looks to answer questions such as: How volatile is the nuclear energy labor market? What trends exist in employment? How do changes in wage equate to the increase in variable and indirect costs for nuclear energy plants?
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Greensfelder, Ryan D., "Labor Trends in Nuclear Energy and Developmental Obstacles in Nuclear Energy" (2022). Honors Theses. 354.