Minimum Wages – Impacts and Institutional Processes

Minimum Wages – Impacts and Institutional Processes
November 17, 2014

This IZA World of Labor event analyzed a range of issues around minimum wages, from policy issues and institutional processes to wider effects on labor markets.

A film of the event is available.

See below for a full itinerary:

2:30 Introduction
The OECD / IZA World Of Labor Seminar: Evidence-Based Policy Making
Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of IZA, Editor-in-Chief of IZA WoL, Professor of Bonn Universit

2:45 Panel on Minimum Wages – Impacts and Institutional Processes
Francois Bourguignon, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and Président du Groupe d’Experts sur le Salaire Minimum de Croissance
Richard Dickens, Professor of Economics at Sussex University and UK Low Pay Commissioner
David Neumark, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of IZA, Editor-in-Chief of IZA WoL, Professor of Bonn University

Moderator: Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Topic 1: “Minimum Wages – Blessing or Curse? The Labor Market Impact”
Introduction by David Neumark: “Employment Effects of Minimum Wages: Global Evidence“
Panel Discussion
Open Floor

Topic 2: “Setting, Adjusting the Minimum Wage and Interactions with other Policies”
Introduction by Francois Bourguignon
Comment from Richard Dickens
Panel Discussion
Open Floor

4:00 End of event 

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