Archive for September 2013

Minimum wage and total employment

According to a new working paper by Texas A&M economists Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West,raising the minimum wage may have little or no effect on the level of employment, but it does hurt growth in employment for years after the increase goes into effect. In a recent column in the Washington Post, Robert Samuelson put […]

Annotated Piketty-Saez Graph

Colin Gordon has created a great, annotated version of Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez’s iconic graph of the income share (pdf) received by the top one percent in the United States. Click here for a full-size, interactive, version of the graph.