29 May 2023
ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY: IMMIGRATION AND MINIMUM WAGES
Historically, economists have held positive views about immigration, and negative views about minimum wages. These views, however, were mainly based on simplified theoretical models, rather than on rigorous empirical evidence. In this lecture I will discuss the evolution of economic research on the topics of immigration and minimum wages, and the impacts of empirical findings on these two topics on policy-making.