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The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment

David H. Autor, Alan Manning, Christopher L. Smith

NBER Working Paper No. 16533
Issued in November 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Joshua Angrist, Lawrence Katz, David Lee, Thomas Lemieux, Christina Patterson, Emmanuel Saez, Gary Solon and many seminar participants for valuable suggestions. We also thank David Lee and Arindrajit Dube for providing data on minimum wage laws by state. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not indicate concurrence with other members of the research staff of the Federal Reserve, the Board of Governors, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. Autor acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation (CAREER SES-0239538).

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