Michael Reich is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) of the University of California at Berkeley. He served as Director of IRLE from 2004 to 2015. Reich received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. His research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy, including the economics of racial inequality, the analysis of labor market segmentation, historical stages in U.S. labor markets and social structures of accumulation, high performance workplaces, union-management cooperation, Japanese labor-management systems, living wages and minimum wages.
Minimum wages and living wages, labor market segmentation, low wage labor markets
Dynamic models of low-wage labor markets. Economics of living wages and minimum wages
Latest IRLE Publications
- An $18 Minimum Wage for California
- Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from Minimum Wage Changes
- Should the federal minimum wage be increased?
- Comments on “Economic Impact Evaluation of the City of Minneapolis’s Minimum Wage Ordinance”
- Massachusetts Uber/Lyft Ballot Proposition Would Create Subminimum Wage: Drivers Could Earn as Little as $4.82 an Hour
- The Economics of a $15 Federal Minimum Wage by 2025
- 65 Billion Reasons the Senate Can Pass a $15 Minimum Wage by Reconciliation
- Effect of a Federal Minimum Wage Increase to $15 by 2025 on the Federal Budget
- Are Minimum Wage Effects Greater in Low-Wage Areas?
- Racial Inequality and Minimum Wages in Frictional Labor Markets