San Diego University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics, San Diego State University (August 2013–present); Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, San Diego State University (June 2013–present)
Economics of health behaviors, the human capital effects of health policy, and the poverty effects of minimum wages
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Testimony before Senate Finance Committee on Minimum Wage Policy, Participant at Korea Labor Institute conference on “Wage, Distribution, and Growth: Policy Agenda for a Better Future”
Assistant Professor of Economics, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (August 2010–July 2011); Assistant Professor of Public Policy, American University, Washington, DC (August 2008–July 2010); Assistant Professor of Consumer Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (August 2005–July 2008)
PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2004
“When good measurement goes bad: New evidence that New York State’s minimum wage reduced employment.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Forthcoming) (with R. V. Burkhauser and B. Hansen).
“Sexual violence against women and labor market outcomes.” American Economic Review 103:3 (2013): 274–278 (with A. Dills and J. DeSimone).
“Minimum wages and gross domestic product.” Contemporary Economic Policy 33:4 (2015): 587–605.
“When war comes home: The effect of combat service on domestic violence.” Review of Economics and Statistics (Forthcoming) (with R. Cesur).
“Minimum wages: An antiquated ineffective anti-poverty tool.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33:4 (2014): 1028–1036.
Do minimum wages stimulate productivity and growth?
Minimum wage increases fail to stimulate growth and can have a negative impact on vulnerable workers during recessionsJoseph J. Sabia, December 2015Proponents of minimum wage increases have argued that such hikes can serve as an engine of economic growth and assist low-skilled individuals during downturns in the business cycle. However, a review of the literature provides little empirical support for these claims. Minimum wage increases redistribute gross domestic product away from lower-skilled industries and toward higher-skilled industries and are largely ineffective in assisting the poor during both peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Minimum wage-induced reductions in employment are found to be larger during economic recessions.MoreLess