Paris School of Economics—CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics and Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), assigned to the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, France
Labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics, industrial organization
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to The World Bank and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Senior Economist, The World Bank; Associate Professor, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada
PhD, Cornell University, 1993
“Does work pay in France? Monetary incentives and the guaranteed minimum income.” Journal of Public Economics 92:7 (2008): 1669–1697 (with M. Gurgand).
“Should employment authorities worry about mergers and acquisitions?” Portuguese Economic Journal 5:2 (2006): 167–194.
“Minimum wages and youth employment in France and the United States.” In: Blanchflower, D. G., and R. B. Freeman (eds). Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries. Cambridge: NBER, 2000 (with J. Abowd, F. Kramarz, and T. Lemieux).
“Part-year employment, slow reemployment and earnings losses: The case of worker displacement in France.” In: Haltiwanger, J. C., J. I. Lane, J. R. Spletzer, J. J. M. Theeuwes, and K. R. Troske (eds). The Creation and Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data. Amsterdam: North Holland, 1999.
“High wage workers and high wage firms.” Econometrica 67:2 (1999): 251–333 (with J. Abowd and F. Kramarz).
Introducing a statutory minimum wage in middle and low income countries
Successful implementation of a statutory minimum wage depends on context, capacity, and institutional designDavid N. Margolis, May 2014Motivations for introducing a statutory minimum wage in developing countries include reducing poverty, advancing social justice, and accelerating growth. Attaining these goals depends on the national context and policy choices. Institutional capacity tends to be limited, so institutional arrangements must be adapted. Nevertheless, a statutory minimum wage could help developing countries advance their development objectives, even where enforcement capacity is weak and informality is pervasive.MoreLess