Minimum Wage Research

Reports

The Mayor of Los Angeles’ Proposed City Minimum Wage Policy: A Prospective Impact Study PDF
September 2014
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry

San Francisco's Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Impact Study PDF
August 2014
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry

Estimated Impact of San Diego's Proposed Minimum Wage Law PDF
June 2014
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry

The Ten Dollars or Thirteen Dollars? Comparing the Effects of State Minimum Wage Increases in California PDF
June 2014
Sylvia A. Allegretto, Michael Reich and Rachel West

Data and Methods for Estimating the Impact of Proposed Local Minimum Wage Laws PDF
June 2014
Jeremy Welsh-Loveman, Ian Perry and Annette Bernhardt

The Impact of Oakland's Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Study PDF
June 2014
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry

Local Minimum Wage Laws: Impacts on Workers, Families and Businesses PDF
March 2014
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, and Annette Bernhardt

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures PDF
March 2014
Rachel West and Michael Reich

Waiting for Change: Is it Time to Increase the $2.13 Subminimum Wage? PDF
December 2013
Sylvia A. Allegretto 

Minimum Wage Shocks, Employment Flows and Labor Market Frictions PDF
July 2013
Arindrajit Dube, T. William Lester, and Michael Reich

Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies PDF
September 2013
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, Michael Reich and Ben Zipperer

Increasing the Minimum Wage in San Jose: Benefits and Costs PDF
October 2012
Michael Reich

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 Teenage Employment? Accounting for Heterogeneity and Selectivity in State Panel Data PDF
April 2011   Published Version
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, and Michael Reich

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

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

The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage PDF
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

Do Businesses Flee Citywide Minimum Wages
September 2006
Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, Michael Reich, and Felix Su

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

The Economics of Citywide Minimum Wages: The San Francisco Model
January 2006
Michael Reich, Arindrajit Dube, and Gina Vickery

Minimum Wage and the California Economy: The Economic Impact of AB 48
September 2005
Michael Reich, Arindrajit Dube, and Gina Vickery

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

The Hidden Public Costs of Low-Wage Jobs in California
May 2004
Carol Zabin, Arindrajit Dube, and Ken Jacobs

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

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

Blog Entry

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