The Econometrics and Economics of the Employment Effects of Minimum Wages: Getting from Known Unknowns to Known Knowns
NBER Working Paper No. 25043
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This paper was given as the keynote address for the EVA-MIN conference “Evaluation of Minimum Wages” at DIW Berlin on July 4-5, 2018 and was prepared for the special issue on Minimum Wages in the German Economic Review. I am grateful to William Wascher for long-standing research collaboration, and to Jeff Clemens, Kyle Colangelo, Matthew Harding, Jonathan Meer, Joan Monras, David Powell, Carsten Schroeder, Evan Totty, and Weilong Zhang for helpful comments and discussions of this paper. Some of the material in this paper is covered, in much less detail, in Neumark (2018). The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.