The ability of minimum-wage policies in the United States to aid lower-income families depends on how they affect wage gains, potential job losses, and other sources of family income, including […]
Arindrajit Dube, a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth's Research Advisory Board, is an associate professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. Dube's work focuses on labor economics, health economics, public finance, and political economy. Some of his current areas of research include minimum-wage policies, effects of unions, and fairness concerns at the workplace.
Dube received his B.A. in economics and M.A. in development policy from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining UMass, he held a research economist position at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Berkeley.
Reasonable people may differ on the costs and benefits of applying the federal minimum wage to Puerto Rico. But it would be misguided to expect minimum wage policy to provide a cure for the island’s...