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
- How city regulations are making Uber and Lyft better
- Minimum Wage Effects in Low-Wage Areas
- Aiding low-wage workers is a matter of life and death — literally
- Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from Minimum Wage Changes
- Can Economic Policies Reduce Deaths of Despair?
- The Employment Effects of a $15 Minimum Wage in the U.S. and in Mississippi: A Simulation Approach
- Likely Effects of a $15 Federal Minimum Wage by 2024
- An Earnings Standard for New York City’s App-based Drivers: Economic Analysis and Policy Assessment
- The Methodology of Minimum-Wage Studies
- Michael Reich letter to Seattle Mayor’s Office