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CWED: A Symposium to Celebrate a Decade of Important Minimum Wage Research

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2521 Channing Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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CWED: A Symposium to Celebrate a Decade of Important Minimum Wage Research

It has been ten years since the creation of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED), housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). Since then, CWED has become well-known for its trailblazing academic and policy research on a number of important economic issues, including the effects of the Great Recession, public sector workers, low-wage labor markets and, most notably, minimum and subminimum wage impacts.

To mark the occasion, IRLE and CWED are organizing a one-day symposium, CWED: Celebrating a Decade of Important Miniimum Wage Research. The symposium will chronicle CWED’s beginnings; highlight its most influential employment impact studies and its prospective studies on the effects of $15 minimum wage increases; and then turn the spotlight on to new methods in minimum wage research and the downstream effects of minimum wages on children’s and workers’ well-being. We will close with a discussion of where CWED will go in its next ten years.

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Michael Reich (Co-Chair, CWED)
Sylvia Allegretto (Co-Chair, CWED)
Carl Nadler (Postdoctoral Scholar, CWED)
Anna Godoy (Postdoctoral Scholar, CWED)
Sandra Smith (Interim Director, IRLE and Professor of Sociology at UCB)

Emmanuel Saez (UCB)
Will Dow (UCB)
Jesse Rothstein (UCB)

Ken Jacobs (Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education)
Ian Perry (Researcher, CLRE)

Claire Montialoux (Stanford and CREST)
Arindrajit Dube (UMass Amherst)
Ben Zipperer (EPI)
Till von Wachter (UCLA)
Laura Giuliano (UCM)
Larry Mishel (EPI)
Jared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Bill Spriggs (Howard University)
Lindsey Bullinger (Indiana)
Rachel West (Center for American Progress)


Program

8:30 AM Coffee & Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcomes:

  • Sandra Smith (Interim Director, IRLE and Professor of Sociology at UCB)
  • Michael Reich and Sylvia Allegretto (Co-Chairs, CWED)

9:30 AM Panel 1: CWED’s innovative methods and the new consensus

Chair: Michael Reich (CWED)

  • Arindrajit Dube (UMass Amherst): Highlights from CWED’s most influential impact studies
  • Sylvia Allegretto (CWED): Synthetic control analyses of local minimum wages
  • Ben Zipperer (EPI): Minimum wage effects using the bunching estimator

Discussants: Laura Giuliano (UCM), Ian Perry (Center for Labor Research and Education)

11:00 AM Coffee break

11:15 AM Panel 2: CWED’s policy impact

Chair: Carl Nadler (Postdoctoral Scholar, CWED)

  • Ken Jacobs (Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education): Living wages at airports
  • Michael Reich (CWED): Modeling the effects of a $15 federal minimum wage
  • Claire Montialoux (Stanford and CREST): What are the effects of high minimum wages in the US?

Discussants: Emmanuel Saez (UCB), Larry Mishel (EPI)

12:45 PM Luncheon talk: The four noble truths (about getting to and staying at full employment)

Jared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

2:15 PM Panel 3: Other adjustment channels; downstream effects on children

Chair: Anna Godoy (Postdoctoral Scholar, CWED)

  • Bill Spriggs: Upgrading skill use of incumbent workers in low-wage industries
  • Lindsey Bullinger (Indiana): Money matters: Does the minimum wage affect child maltreatment rates?
  • Will Dow (UCB): Improving child health

Discussants: Arindrajit Dube (UMass Amherst), Rachel West (Center for American Progress)

3:45 PM Coffee break

4:00 PM Discussion: Beyond Minimum Wages: What next for CWED?

Moderator: Sandra Smith (Interim Director, IRLE and Professor of Sociology at UCB)
Arindrajit Dube, Laura Giuliano, Rachel West, Larry Mishel (EPI), Emmanuel Saez (UCB)

5:30 PM Closing remarks: Sylvia Allegretto (CWED)

6:00 PM Reception


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2521 Channing Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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