IAB-LASER Virtual Seminar Series on Minimum Wages and Low Wage Policies

Datum der Konferenz: 
01.05.2021 bis 30.06.2021
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Art der Konferenz: 
Konferenzen in A,CH,D
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The aim of the weekly seminar is to discuss recent developments in the area of minimum wage research based on experiences from around the world. Minimum wages continue to be a highly relevant area of research and their labour market consequences, for employment in particular, are still debated contentiously. In line with the predictions of a perfectly competitive labour market concerning the effect of a binding wage floor, early empirical analysis produced evidence that minimum wages led to employment losses. By contrast, more recent studies - based on evidence from the US, the UK and, more recently, Germany - came to the conclusion that minimum wage policies often resulted in desirable labour market outcomes. This debate is still on-going and the empirical literature is focusing on questions concerning the suitability of control groups in the evaluation of minimum wage policies. Since minimum wages are typically not set in isolation, but on top of pre-existing social safety nets, poverty-preventing policies and wage-setting regimes that are based on collective bargaining, it is interesting to discuss such policies in line with minimum wage policies.


Keynote speakers

Ellora Derenoncourt (UC Berkeley)

Till von Wachter (UCLA)

Land der Konferenz: 
Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
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