1/7/20. Economics Professor Ken McLaughlin recently discussed his research on employment and federal minimum wage hikes at the American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting held January 3-5, 2020 at San Diego, California. Click here to watch the video.

Professor Ken McLaughlin

In his paper “Employment Effects of Three Rounds of Federal Minimum Wage Hikes”, Professor McLaughlin finds that there was a significant decline in the employment rates of teens and high school dropouts during two rounds of federal minimum wage hikes: 1990-1991 and 2007-2009.  This decline persists after controlling for a variety of other factors. To read more, download the paper from here

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