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Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics

Jonathan Meer, Jeremy West

NBER Working Paper No. 19262
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for valuable comments from Kerwin Charles and two anonymous referees, as well as from David Autor, Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey Clemens, Jesse Cunha, Jennifer Doleac, David Figlio, Craig Garthwaite, Daniel Hamermesh, Mark Hoekstra, Scott Imberman, Joanna Lahey, Michael Lovenheim, Steven Puller, Harvey S. Rosen, Jared Rubin, Juan Carlos Saurez Serrato, Ivan Werning, William Gui Woolston, and seminar participants at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Naval Postgraduate School, Texas A&M University, and the Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics workshop. We benefited greatly from discussions regarding data with Ronald Davis, Bethany DeSalvo, and Jonathan Fisher at the U.S. Census Bureau, and Jean Roth at NBER. Sarah Armstrong and Kirk Reese provided invaluable research assistance. Any errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Census Bureau or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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