CPRC SEMINAR: “Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle,” with Prof Mark Long

October 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, ROOM 1109

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE; REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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DESCRIPTION

Economists have long debated the effect of minimum wage hikes on working-class jobs. Mark Long, a professor of public policy at the University of Washington in Seattle, recently completed a study of a period when Seattle employers had two separate minimum wage increases over a short period of time. The key finding was that although employers increased wages due to the mandate of the law, they also cut hours and cut jobs.

PRESENTER

Mark C. Long is a professor of public policy and governance and an adjunct professor of economics at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington).


Photo credit: Raise the Minimum Wage, by Paul Sableman via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).