Must-Read: Bill Gardner: The Minimum Wage and the Social Determinants of Mental Health: “Does increasing incomes improve health?… …In 1999, the UK government implemented minimum wage legislation, increasing hourly wages […]
Must-read: Arindrajit Dube and Ben Zipperer: “Puerto Rico’s predicaments: Is its minimum wage the culprit?”
Must-Read: Arindrajit Dube and Ben Zipperer: Puerto Rico’s predicaments: Is its minimum wage the culprit?: “The federal minimum wage–which has applied to Puerto Rico since 1983… is much more binding […]
Must-read: Menzie Chinn: “Estimates of the Elasticity of Employment with Respect to the Minimum Wage”
Must-Read: Menzie Chinn: Estimates of the Elasticity of Employment with Respect to the Minimum Wage: “Some people would have you believe the impact of a minimum wage hike… …on employment […]
Must-Read: Noah Smith is pushing me towards thinking that Econ 1 needs to teach a lot more than supply-and-demand plus macroeconomic externalities that can be dealt with by stabilizing monetary […]
The economics of the regulation of natural monopolies tells us that such entities reduce utility by artificially restricting what they produce in order to improve their terms-of-trade and profits–and that one tool to deal with...
Must-Read: It seems to me that there are two questions: 1. Should the the aggregate of the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit add up to a living […]
Must-Read: Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, Michael Reich and Ben Zipperer: Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies: A Response to Neumark, Salas and Wascher
Must-Read: At this stage, Neumark, Salas, and Wascher’s are only hurting themselves–and hurting confidence not just in their minimum-wage work but their non-minimum wage work as well–by their refusal to […]
Mitt Romney: “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party… …on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to […]
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Below is her statement....