Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Who Pays for the Minimum Wage?

From Attila Lindner and  Péter Harasztosi: This paper analyzes the effects of a large (~60%) and persistent increase in the minimum wage instituted in Hungary in 2001. We propose a new approach to estimating the employment effects of a minimum wage … Continue reading

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Boosting Growth: The Spending and Debt Responses to Minimum Wage Hikes

Aaronson, Daniel, Sumit Agarwal, and Eric French have a recent AER paper on the consumption patterns of households with minimum wage recipients following minimum wage increases. Immediately following a minimum wage hike, household income rises on average by about $250 per … Continue reading

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Who Benefits from the EITC?

Given the discussion on minimum wages and other low-income programs, I thought I’d highlight a study by Jesse Rothstein that roughly argues that the EITC encourages more people to work, which bids wages down for low income workers and enables … Continue reading

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