Research Papers


Do Frictions Matter in the Labor Market? Accessions, Separations and Minimum Wage Effects PDF
June 2011   Revised Version
Arindrajit Dube, T. William Lester and Michael Reich

Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Employment? Accounting for Heterogeneity and Selectivity in State Panel Data PDF
April 2011   Published Version
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, and Michael Reich

The composition of the unemployed and long-term unemployed in tough labor markets PDF
October 2010
Sylvia Allegretto and Devon Lynch

Needed - a jobs program sponsored by BP
Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle
June 9, 2010
Sylvia Allegretto

Bay Area Employer Health Benefits Survey: Health Benefits Report 2009 PDF
May 2010
William H. Dow, Arindrajit Dube, and Carrie Hoverman Colla

The Impact of San Francisco's Employer Health Spending Requirement: Initial Findings from the Labor and Product Markets PDF
August 24, 2009
Arindrajit Dube, William H. Dow, and Carrie Hoverman Colla

A Public Option That Works
Op-Ed in the New York Times
August 21, 2009
William H. Dow, Arindrajit Dube, and Carrie Hoverman Colla

Spatial Heterogeneity and Minimum Wages: Employment Estimates for Teens Using Cross-State Commuting Zones PDF
June 25, 2009
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, and Michael Reich

Bay Area Employer Health Benefits Survey: Health Benefits Report 2007-08 PDF
June 2009
William H. Dow, Arindrajit Dube, and Carrie Hoverman Colla

Segmented Labor Markets and Labor MobilityPDF
2008
Michael Reich

Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties PDF
August 21, 2008 New version!
Arindrajit Dube, T. William Lester, and Michael Reich

The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage
July 2007
Arindrajit Dube, Suresh Naidu, and Michael Reich
Industrial & Labor Relations Review

Citywide Minimum-Wage Rules: Living Wages or Killing Jobs?
September 25, 2006
Econoblog, Wall Street Journal Online

The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage
May 2006
Arindrajit Dube, Suresh Naidu, and Michael Reich
IRLE Working Papers Series

Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings throughout the Retail Sector in Urban and Rural Counties
October 2005
Arindrajit Dube, Barry Eidlin and Bill Lester
Non Technical Summary

How will an increase from $6.75 to $7.75 in the California minimum wage impact the California economy?
Spring 2005
Amy Vassalotti

The Impacts of Living Wage Policies
January 2005
Industrial Relations, Vol. 44

Raising Low Pay in a High Income Economy: The Economics of a San Francisco Minimum Wage
May 2003
Michael Reich and Amy Laitinen

Living Wages and Economic Performance: The San Francisco Airport Model Appendices
March 2003
Michael Reich, Peter Hall, and Ken Jacobs

Outsourcing, Wages and Benefits in Service Work
2003
Arindrajit Dube

Living Wage Ordinances in California
2003
Michael Reich

Trade Liberalization and Wages: The Importance of the Bargaining Channel
2002
Arindrajit Dube and Sanjay Reddy

A Small Raise for the Bottom
2001
Michel Reich and Peter Hall